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mini monza13aIt was a successful weekend at the Monza Rally Show for Motorsport Italia and Mario Stagni, flanked by Laura Rovagnati, in his MINI John Cooper Works WRC. After coming home in the Top Ten in the WRC 1.6t class on Saturday evening, Stagni was invited to join the Master Show on Sunday where he finished ninth overall. Read More »

mini monza13This weekend sees the return of Motorsport Italia’s Mario Stagni to the circuit in one of the team’s very own MINI WRC John Cooper Works cars for Rally Monza. 1992 Italian gravel champion, Stagni retired from full-time competition in 1999, the same year he won the Italian production car championship. Alongside a successful national career, Stagni made a splash on an international stage when he won the production category at WRC event Rally San Remo in 1997. Read More »

Nathan Quinn Q&AAfter jumping in to the Motorsport Italia MINI John Cooper Works WRC car for his World Rally Championship (WRC) debut last weekend, we caught up with Nathan Quinn to reflect on what was an impressive performance by the 27 year old. Read More »

Quinn Oz13dIn what has been the dream run for Coffs Coast local 27 year old Nathan Quinn, he and fellow Austrailian Glenn MacNeall have done a fantastic job bringing the Motorsport Italia MINI John Cooper Works WRC home in 8th place outright, Motorsport Italia’s best performance for 2013 so far. Read More »

Quinn Oz13cAfter another day out on the stunning shire roads of the Coffs Coast, Aussie Nathan Quinn and his co-driver Glenn MacNeall have proven that consistency pays, moving up one place on the Coates Hire Rally Australia leaderboard into 8th place outright following an unfortunate accident that claimed fellow WRC competitor Kris Meeke. Read More »

Quinn Oz13bAussie pairing Nathan Quinn and his co-driver Glenn MacNeall are probably the happiest team in the Coates Hire Rally Australia Service Park right now despite not being at the top of the leader board.

Quinn, who had driven the MINI John Cooper Works WRC car only 40 kilometres prior to the start of the rally has driven a very sensible, impressive rally throughout the day. Read More »

Quinn Oz13aThe all-Australian pairing of Coffs Coast local driver Nathan Quinn and his Perth-based co-driver Glenn Macneall started Coates Hire Rally Australia with a strong showing on the opening Super Special Stages Coffs 1 / 2.

With his hometown very vocally right behind him, Quinn said he was feeling the pressure to put on a show ahead of the 1.60 kilometre mixed surface stage: “It’s a lot to handle when your first ever competitive stage is taking place in front of almost everyone you know,” he explained. Read More »

Quinn coolsWith both Free Practice and the Qualifying Stage wrapped up, Nathan Quinn had the chance to enjoy some time away from the limelight as he prepares for his first proper stint in his Motorsport Italia-run MINI John Cooper Works WRC at Rally Australia Super Special Stage tonight. Read More »

Mini CowlingLocal Coffs Coaster Nathan Quinn’s Motorsport Italia-run MINI John Cooper Works WRC will be sporting a very special QR code this weekend at Rally Australia. QR codes like this were originally built and designed for racecars. However, Keith Anderson from Smart Pay IT has developed a first for Quinn using Micro URL technology. The sticker on Quinn’s MINI this weekend will allow fans to scan the QR code from further away than normal and from a larger variety of different and spectator-friendly angles! Read More »

This weekend at Rally Australia, born and bred Coffs Coaster Nathan Quinn will drive a Motorsport Italia-run MINI John Cooper Works WRC sporting the latest generation 01C engine, only ever used twice before in anger on WRC events.

Quinn’s first run in his MINI was this afternoon. He managed to squeeze in a 40 kilometre test before he faces the other WRC drivers on Thursday’s Qualifying Stage. The young Aussie’s first impressions of the MINI were positive: “The test today was interesting. I drove perhaps the 40 most valuable kilometres I’ve ever done in a rally car. There aren’t any words to describe the feeling. It was unreal. I’ll reflect tonight and really savour the moment – it was pretty special! At the start, I was driving more aggressively, then as I got to know the MINI, I became more comfortable and in control, which meant I was able to relax more. By the end of my runs we’d found a good set-up, which was a bit more forgiving than at the start. That’s important for me on this rally – especially on Day One.” Read More »