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MINI JCW Team Race Report: Lime Rock Park

MotoringFile Sections: Motorsports, Official News Jul 31st, 2015 3 Comments

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To conclude the 2015 John Cooper Works press event, MINI USA invited journalists to Lime Rock Park. It was an optional activity as part of the 3-day trip, but since my last live race goes back to Monaco 15 years ago, it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. However, I was the only reporter authorized to chat with one of the drivers and to witness the start of the race from the paddock. For those of you who couldn’t make or didn’t watch the race, here is a detailed recap. continued →

MINI JCW Team at Lime Rock Park: Race Preview

MotoringFile Sections: JCW, Motorsports, Official News Jul 23rd, 2015 19 Comments

Photo 04-corral This weekend, the MINI JCW Team will compete in the Lime Rock Park race, and we will be covering the event live as part of the JCW Press Launch. In the meantime, here is a preview of the race. continued →

MINI JCW Team at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

MotoringFile Sections: Motorsports, Official News Jul 16th, 2015 2 Comments

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As promised, here is the latest racing exploits from the MINI John Cooper Works Team. They made superb progress at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this past weekend with their best qualifying effort of the season, starting the 2 hour and 30 minute race in seventh position. More details on their prowess after the break with some awesome pictures. continued →

2015 MINI Challenge Race (Video)

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, MINI Challenge, Motorsports, Video Jul 15th, 2015 No Comments

20150509_brands gp qualify gen3 jcw_051Ahead of attending the MINI John Cooper Works press event next week, the MotoringFile crew is in full race mode. Today, EVO brings us eight minutes of pure joy with this video of the 2015 MINI Challenge Race. With a detailed look at the one of the F56s and a deep dive into the race, what else can you ask for? Enjoy! continued →

An Introduction to the MINI JCW Racing Team

MotoringFile Sections: F56 Two-Door Hardtop, JCW, JCW Endurance, Motorsports Jul 14th, 2015 2 Comments

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Since the beginning of 2015, we wrote a number of times about LAP Motorsports and their MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team. However we haven’t done the best job at covering the performance of the team weeks in, weeks out. Starting in July, we are determined to change that and what better way to start our coverage than by giving you a detailed introduction at the JCW Racing Team. Thanks to Bruce Troxell for reaching out! continued →

Harry Hunt Joins MINI Motorsports for Dakar 2016

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Motorsports, Official News May 23rd, 2015 No Comments


Fresh out of winning its fourth consecutive Dakar, MINI is already preparing its driver lineup for 2016. British rally driver Harry Hunt will be joining the ranks next year, with the hope of securing a fifth title for our favorite brand. Full details after the break. continued →

MINI Countryman Dakar Wallpaper

MotoringFile Sections: Countryman Dakar, Motorsports, R60 (Countryman) May 10th, 2015 No Comments


Looking for some new MINI related wallpaper? We’ve got two phenomenal shots of Nasser Al-Attiyah Dakar winning Countryman for you after the break. continued →

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