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MINI will terminate its works involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the end of the 2012 season. The company has made this decision after careful consideration.

Dr. Kay Segler, Senior Vice President MINI Business Coordination and Brand Management: “MINI will abandon its works involvement in the WRC at the end of the 2012 season. By the end of the season WRC Team MINI Portugal will have competed in every rally in 2012. As such, in accordance with FIA regulations, we will have achieved the WRC homologation for the MINI John Cooper Works. Read More »

Dani Sordo won the two runs through the super special stage today in his MINI John Cooper Works WRC and combined this with some more impressive times on the final day’s five other stages to finish Rally New Zealand in sixth overall. Read More »

Dani Sordo finished day two of Brother Rally New Zealand where he started, in seventh place, now just over three minutes off the lead and 18 seconds behind the sixth placed driver Thierry Neuville.

The Prodrive-prepared MINI John Cooper Works WRC has run faultlessly all day, but Sordo was unable to gain ground on the cars ahead of him with all the lead cars having a trouble-free day on the hard compound Michelin tyre through the day’s seven stages. Read More »

The Prodrive WRC Team choose to put Dani Sordo’s #37 MINI John Cooper Works WRC on the hard compound Michelin tyre for the first loop of stages on day one of the Brother Rally New Zealand, a decision which ended up costing the Spaniard considerable time. The team estimates he lost approximately a second a kilometre on stages one and two and around half a second a kilometre on stages two and three. While Sordo was back on the pace in the afternoon, he ended the day just over two and half minutes off the lead in seventh place. Read More »

The Prodrive WRC Team returns to the World Rally Championship next week at the Brother Rally New Zealand two months following its last outing at Rally Portugal.   After proving his pace by taking six fastest stage times in the newly upgrade MINI John Cooper Works WRC in Portugal the team believes that Dani Sordo can challenge for the podium on the gravel stages of New Zealand. Read More »

The Prodrive WRC Team has confirmed that its next three events in the World Rally Championship will be New Zealand, Germany and Rally GB in Wales.

Prodrive will run a MINI John Cooper Works WRC for Dani Sordo and are talking to a number of drivers who might join the team in a second car.  The team will compete in further events later in the season.

“We looked at the events we thought would be our most competitive and which gave an even spread throughout the year,” said Dave Wilcock, team principal.  Read More »

Dani Sordo claimed six fastest stage times in Portugal, including winning the final powerstage, to show just how competitive the new MINI John Cooper Works WRC is on gravel. Dani’s car featured more than 100 modifications, including a more powerful engine and new Ohlins gravel dampers, helping him to finish in first or second place or more than 50% of the stages he completed. Read More »

Dani Sordo ended day 3 of Rally Portugal having claimed five fastest stage times.  Sordo picked up where he left off on day 2, claiming the quickest time on the day’s opening stage.  His run of fastest times was finally ended on the day’s second stage when he lost time following a puncture.

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Dani Sordo ended day two of Rally Portugal having set the fastest time in each of the day’s three stages. Running first on the road under Rally 2, Sordo was able to reclaim almost three minutes from the overall leader, moving his #37 car up into 13th by the end of the day. Read More »

The Prodrive WRC Team will make its debut at Rally Portugal next week running two MINI John Cooper Works WRCs for Dani Sordo #37 and Patrik Sandell #52.

Dani Sordo’s MINI will feature more than 100 modifications compared to the car that competed at Rally Sweden.  The enhancements have all been homologated under FIA regulations.  Read More »