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– Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally finish inside top three at Hungarian Baja 2017.
– Mikko Hirvonen with co-driver Andreas Schulz takes second place on the podium.
– Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul take third place honour for MINI.
– Conrad Rautenbach takes sixth overall in his first and successful outing as part of the MINI family.

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– Three MINI crews to contest Hungarian Baja 2017.
– Mikko Hirvonen returns to Hungary, scene of his maiden MINI win in 2016.
– Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul look to improve second place standing in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
– Conrad Rautenbach makes first appearance for MINI. Filipe Palmeiro is in the co-driver seat.

Cross-country race fans will be watching all the action of the Hungarian Baja 2017 very closely as the international gathering of drivers and teams commence preparations for Dakar Rally 2018. Read More »

– Three MINI race machines finish inside top six – two MINI Family crews in top three.
– Orlando Terranova / Paulo Fiuza take second place overall.
– Mikko Hirvonen /Andreas Schulz place MINI John Cooper Works Rally third.
– Jakub Kuba Przygonski / Xavier Panseri complete successful MINI challenge with sixth place at race end. Read More »

– Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally tackle Baja Aragon
– Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) teams up with Andreas Schulz (GER)
– Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) join forces
– Orlando Terranova (ARG) ad Paulo Fiuza (PRT) compete in MINI ALL4 Racing

A host of experienced drivers and navigators will take on the challenge of the Baja Aragon this weekend in Spain for Round 7 of the World Cup for FIA Cross Country Rallies.

Three MINI cars will be among the competitors at Aragon this weekend; two MINI John Cooper Works Rally crewed by Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) with co-driver Andreas Schulz (GER) and Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) with co-driver Xavier Panseri (FRA) and one MINI All 4 Racing driven by Orlando Terranova (ARG) with co-driver Paulo Fiuza (PRT). Read More »

mini-dakar17-day12-1– All three MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars complete their first Dakar
– Three MINI in the top 10 despite extreme challenges of this event
– 7 out of 8 MINI entries complete full 2017 Dakar distance
Another exciting yet challenging Dakar has come to an end today with all three new MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars successfully completing their first ever Dakar – demonstrating that the newest cars in the family are set to follow in the ultra-reliable tyre tracks of their predecessor, the MINI ALL4 Racing. Seven out of all eight MINI competitors who entered the 2017 Dakar completed the route.

The 2017 Dakar has, as always, delivered a unique set of challenges for the drivers and co-drivers brave enough to tackle it. Poor weather conditions and related flooding have caused the cancellation of two stages and a reduction in distance of others, leading to the loss of some of the most technical parts of the track from the course and a total distance of 1,400 km less than planned. Read More »

– 3rd place stage finish for Terranova
– Al Rajhi completes Stage 11 in 5th
– Top five in reach for Terranova as 2017 Dakar enters the final stage


The penultimate stage of the 2017 Dakar took the competitors to the sand dunes of San Juan to do battle on a WRC-type track in the Cordoba region. Read More »

– Al Rajhi returns to form with 4th place stage finish
– Terranova completes today’s stage in 5th; now 6th overall
– Garafulic now in 7th place overall; Przygonski 8th


After another cancelled leg of the route (Stage 9) yesterday, racing resumed at the 2017 Dakar today as the competitors departed from Chilecito to complete 751 more gruelling kilometres to reach the Stage 10 end at San Juan. Read More »

– 4th place stage finish for Hirvonen
– Terranova completes today’s stage in 6th
– Four MINI remain in the overall top 10


The poor weather conditions continued for Stage 8 of the 2017 Dakar today, with the organisers making the decision to shorten another section of the route. The first change to the road book was made early in the day with the shortening of the first part of the special by 73km to restart at the border with Argentina. Read More »

– Hirvonen returns to form with 4th place stage finish
– Top 10 stage finishes for Al Rajhi, Garafulic and Terranova
– Hirvonen maintains top five position overall


A full day’s racing resumed at the 2017 Dakar today, with a revised Stage 7 route that integrated some of the locations from the cancelled Stage 6 into the road book. Read More »

– Four MINI cars remain in the top ten overall
– Al Rajhi re-joins the 2017 Dakar, subject to appeal
– Terranova finishes 8th in today’s stage, Przygonski in 9th

All drivers faced a much shorter route than expected on Stage 5 of the 2017 Dakar today, following a decision by race organisers to reduce the route from 692 km to 219 km. Poor weather conditions on the way to the original destination of Oruro meant the second part of the day’s track was no longer negotiable. Read More »