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• Seven MINI crews drive to success at Rallye OiLibya du Maroc.
• Three MINI racing cars complete inside top five.
• Six crews of the MINI Family inside top ten.

Rallye OiLibya du Maroc provided race action right up to the final Leg 5 of this six day racing spectacle. With the competitors crossing the finish line at Erfoud, it was the MINI Family members who were celebrating loudest from the fact all seven MINI cars completed what was a tough but enthralling race. Read More »

• Seven MINI crews to contest Rallye OiLibya du Maroc 2017.
• Total race distance 2570.5 km of which 1955 km is composed of Special Stage sections.
• Rallye OiLibya du Maroc desert location is viewed as vital testbed ahead of 2018 Dakar Rally.

Rallye OiLibya du Maroc is race 10 and the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA Cross Country World Cup calendar. This race is not just the last chance for competitors to shine at one of the most competitive cross-country rally events, but also to reacquaint with racing in desert conditions ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally. For MINI Motorsport partner X-raid, it is also the signal to sign off a successful year of continued test and development of MINI racing cars, again in readiness for the “big one” – the Dakar Rally. Read More »

– All three MINI crews complete the 2017 Baja Poland Rally.
– Jakub Przygonski takes second in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally.
– Vladimir Vasilyev finishes in fourth place.
– Unlucky 13th for Polish rally ace Krzysztof Holowczyc.

Baja Poland 2017 delivered mixed fortunes for the MINI family with second, fourth and 13th place finishes. It was a successful event for Jakub Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul in the #102 MINI John Cooper Works Rally, finishing second to strengthen Przygonski’s second position overall in the FIA World Cup for Cross-country Rallies. Read More »

– Three MINI crews set to contest 2017 Baja Poland.
– Jakub Przygonski driving a MINI John Cooper Works Rally to compete in front of his Polish compatriots.
– Polish rally ace Krzysztof Holowczyc returns to race with MINI at Baja Poland – an event he has won five times in his former racing career.
– Vladimir Valisyev to challenge for Baja Poland with co-driver and fellow Russian Konstantin Zhiltsov. Read More »

– Three MINI Family crews line up for Silk Way Rally 2017
– Silk Way Rally 2017 to cover two continents and 9559 km over 14 days.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Bryce Menzies (USA) to race the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally.

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– 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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– 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-oilibya16-11885 km of varying degrees of difficult terrain proved to be ideal testing conditions for the MINI ALL4 Racing family throughout the six days of the Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016. Performance and durability testing, along with chassis set-up, were priority for the crews and these were achieved with success by way of reward.

Three MINI ALL4 Racing placed inside the overall top five results. The long-standing pairing of Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS) and Konstantin Zhilstsov (RUS) finished third at the end of the hotly contested desert rally. A remarkable achievement indeed considering their ultimate aim was to secure information ahead of the Dakar Rally in January 2017. Read More »