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– Three international crews from the MINI Family to compete at 2017 Rally Kazakhstan – its inaugural round as part of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
– Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri look to further their third place standing in the 2017 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
– Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk take to the Kazakhstan’s desert and steppe regions in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally.
– Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul in buoyant mood after second-place result at Qatar Cross Country Rally (Round 4).

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– Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) win final stage.
– 2nd place overall for Przygonski and Colsoul.
– Second MINI in the top five with Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA).

A final stage win for Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) in the #214 MINI ALL4 Racing at the 2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally saw the pairing place 2nd overall in the standings at the demanding desert race. Przygonski and Colsoul put in consistent performances to fight for the top spot across the five stages of the revised route for this year’s rally, eventually taking the overall runners-up position in 2nd on the podium. Read More »

– Stage win for Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL).
– Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) 2nd overall.
– Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) in top five.


MINI leads the way after Special Stage 2 at the 2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally. A stage win for Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) in the #214 car sees the pairing at the top of the overall standings in their first race on the 2017 FIA Cross Country World Championship calendar. Read More »

– MINI John Cooper Works Rally makes 2017 Cross Country Rally debut
– Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) lead the MINI charge
– Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) target more success
– Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) start their season

Following extreme testing and development at the demanding 2017 Dakar Rally, the MINI John Cooper Works Rally will make its debut in the 2017 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies at the forthcoming Qatar Cross Country Rally on 17-22 April 2017. Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) will pilot the car across 1,994km and five stages at the event that has been won twice by MINI. Read More »

– MINI success at Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with third place result.
– Mohamed Abu Issa with co-driver Xavier Panseri snatch third place in dramatic final race stage.
– Two crews of the MINI Family complete a “challenging” race.

The 27th edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge finished today after a final 234 km (Stage 5) of tough desert action. Once again the desert terrain threw up unexpected challenges – a theme that has run the length of this annual event. Read More »

– Severe heat and dunes play havoc with competitors of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
– Two MINI crews sit inside top five overall after Special Stage 2.
– Mohamed Abu Issa with co-driver Xavier Panseri in fourth place.
– Vladimir Valisyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov are fifth. Stephan Schott and Andreas Schulz in sixth.

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– Three international crews from the MINI Family line up for the first long distance desert race of the season.
– Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri on course to further their excellent start to the 2017 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
– Stephan Schott and Andreas Schulz form an all-German crew.
– Russian duo Vladimir Valisyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov look to make it their third Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge title with MINI.

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– MINI secures podium finish at Dubai International Baja.
– Mohamed Abu Issa and Xavier Panseri crew MINI ALL4 Racing to third.

MINI crew Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and co-driver Xavier Panseri (FR) completed the 2017 Dubai International Baja in third place after a spectacular two-day race event in hot desert conditions. Read More »

– Two privateer MINI crews to compete at Dubai International Baja.
– Abu Issa and Xavier Panseri reunite after successful 2017 Dakar Rally.
– Vladimir Valisyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov start World Cup attack.

The 2017 Dubai International Baja takes place 9-11 March 2017 and is the second round of the prestigious FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup – a championship that has seen MINI lift the World Cup title no less than four times (2012-2015). 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 »