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Official: MINI Dominates Stage 9 of 2014 Dakar

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Official News Jan 14th, 2014 No Comments

MINI Dakar 2014

Official Release: Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) in his black MINI ALL4 Racing topped the timesheets on stage 9 at the 2014 Dakar Rally. The Monster Energy X-raid Team driver dominated today’s 422km-long stage from Calama to Iquique (both CL) and finished 2:17 minutes in front of his MINI teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah (QT) in the predominantly white MINI ALL4 Racing car.

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Official: MINI Leads 2014 Dakar at Intermission

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar Jan 13th, 2014 No Comments

MINI Dakar 2014 - Day 2

Four of the top five cars in competition are MINIs.

Official Release:Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) in his yellow MINI ALL4 Racing in the overall lead and a total of four MINI ALL4 Racing in the top five: the Monster Energy X-raid Team and the MINI brand have every reason to be satisfied with the first half of the 2014 Dakar Rally. Thanks to a well-prepared team of experienced drivers and the immaculate services of the MINI ALL4 Racing today is a well-deserved rest day for the entire team, especially so after Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) was able to take another day victory in his black MINI ALL4 Racing on Friday.

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Official: MINI Finishes 1-2-3 in Day Three of 2014 Dakar

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar Jan 7th, 2014 6 Comments

Dakar 2014

After the perfect run by the reigning Dakar champion Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) in his black MINI ALL4 Racing at the 2014 Dakar Rally on Monday, the third competitive day of the world’s toughest endurance rally was another good one for the Monster Energy X-raid Team as well as the MINI brand. Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) in the yellow MINI ALL4 Racing and Krzystof Holowczyc (PL) in the red MINI ALL4 Racing claimed a one-two on the third Dakar leg which took the competitors via 301 timed kilometres from San Rafael to San Juan (both AR) and into the first foothills of the Argentinean Andes – a terrain well-suited for the MINI ALL4 Racing in which it could prove his core strengths: power, reliability and efficiency.

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Official: MINI Leading 2014 Dakar At The End Of Day Two

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar Jan 6th, 2014 No Comments

MINI Dakar 2014 - Day 2

Team MINI has won the second day of the 2014 Dakar as well as taken the overall lead.

Official Release: On only the second day of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) behind the wheel of his #300 MINI ALL4 Racing entered by the Monster Energy X-raid Team enjoyed a compelling run through the 433 timed kilometres of the second Dakar leg. The eleven-time Dakar champion and winner of the 2012 and 2013 Dakar in the MINI ALL4 Racing sealed the day victory, 28 seconds ahead of Carlos Sainz (ES), which also propelled him into the overall lead of the 36th Dakar edition.

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The 2014 Dakar Rally is Underway & MINI Just Took the Lead

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Motorsports, Video Jan 6th, 2014 No Comments

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The Dakar is underway and MINI has just taken the lead. More specifically Stéphane #Peterhansel and the MINI X-raid team is currently leading Carlos Sainz by 46s.

What’s the Dakar? Let MINI’s 2012 victory recap video explain it to you. And yes, the 0:35 moment is real. continued →

MINI and Team X-Raid Officially Headed Back to Dakar in January

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Official News Dec 12th, 2013 No Comments

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With back-to-back victories, we would certainly hope so.

Official Release: In January 2014, MINI will be lined up with eleven MINI ALL4 Racing, run by the X-raid team, at the Rally Dakar. In 2012 and 2013 the MINI ALL4 Racing was the car to beat at the toughest marathon rally in the world. Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel won the most recent two Dakar editions at the wheel of the MINI ALL4 Racing of the Monster Energy X-raid Team.

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Team X-Raid Preps for the Dakar in Epic Video

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Motorsports, Video Dec 10th, 2013 No Comments

Must watch. This is a must watch for anyone with a pulse and even a remote interest in motorsports. And be sure to check MF after the first of the year where will be bringing you daily updates on the 2014 Dakar where the team will be going for three wins in a row.

Video after the break.

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