Dec 19th, 2012
[Official news from MINI Motorsport] A winter break for motorsport? You must be joking! The Trophée Andros ice racing championship is in full swing in France, and Jean Philippe Dayraut has made a promising start in his MINI.
Each winter, just as the motorsport world is indulging in a much-deserved break, the action is just heating up in France. The engines roar in such renowned winter sport locations as Alpe D’Huez, Val Thorens and Lans-en-Vercors, as the usual winter activities on the local ski slopes take second place for a change. Now in its 23rd year, the Trophée Andros is a racing series featuring some big names, who venture onto unique circuits specially prepared on surfaces consisting purely of ice and snow. The action on the demanding tracks is similar to that on the circuits in the MINI Challenge – only on a tricky, icy surface rather than on asphalt.
Dec 6th, 2012
Official Release: Having dominated the 2012 Dakar, it now comes face to face with its biggest challenge once again: to master the toughest rally in the world.
When the 2013 Dakar Rally gets underway on 5th January, Nani Roma will be making his 15th appearance at the toughest rally in the world, making him one of the most experienced drivers in the field. The Spaniard’s biggest success at the Dakar to date came in 2004, when he won the motorcycle class. One year later he switched to cars and immediately finished sixth at the first attempt. continued →
Nov 26th, 2012
[Official Release] The MINI Challenge series in Argentina and Brazil have thrilled their fans this season with exciting races and new champions.
Race weekends brimming with tension on renowned South-American circuits, combined with the lifestyle and parties so typical of MINI, and about which drivers, teams and fans are still talking weeks later: the MINI Challenge series in Argentina and Brazil offer more than just high-class motorsport. They are an attitude to life.
Nov 24th, 2012
MINIUSA.com has flipped the switch on the 2013 configurator for the MINI Countryman. New for 2013 are two new colors (Blazing Red being the standout) and an updated interior design with window switches on the doors, improved door insert design and an additional, small center cubby. Having experienced it all first-hand, we can vouch for these updates as being subtle but welcome.
Nov 20th, 2012
[Official Release] Countdown on for the Dakar Rally 2013 – Champions perfectly equipped to defend their title with the MINI ALL4 Racing, 2012 winner Stéphane Peterhansel and Original MINI Accessories.
Nov 12th, 2012
[Official Release] In rounding off the 2012 WRC season Dani Sordo once again proved the big potential of the MINI WRC. On the final day of the Rallye Spain, Dani won four of six special stages.
Oct 23rd, 2012
Last year MINI shocked the motorsports world by not just winning, but dominating Dakar. With the 2013 Dakar Rally coming up in January, MINI ALL4 Racing and X-raid want to defend that title. Using Rally Morocco as a warm up, things are looking good.