Jan 13th, 2014
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.
Jan 7th, 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.
Jan 6th, 2014
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.
Jan 6th, 2014
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 →
Dec 19th, 2013
Something fun for you electric MINI fans out there this morning. UK site GoMotors has spy shots of an all-new electric MINI. Dubbed the MINI E Race Coupe, this is the first electric MINI we’ve seen since the MINI E program shut down. In 2010, MINI set an EV record at the ‘Ring with a MINI E hardtop hatch. That record was later eclipsed (well, obliterated) by the electric Mercedes SLS. continued →
Dec 12th, 2013
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.
Dec 11th, 2013
No matter your late night viewing loyalties, there’s no denying that Jay Leno is the gear head to end all gear heads. His collection includes motorcycles, antique fire engines, tractors and more cars than one could count. While he calls it his garage, what Jay’s got is a private motor museum of his own making. That facility isn’t open to the public for tours (yet), but Jay shares his passion for all things that turn energy into noise and speed on his long-running web series, Jay Leno’s Garage.