This video has been on MotoringFile before, but it’s worth reposting in the context of MINI’s epic return to the World Rally Championship. We’ve seen the official S2000 version of the rally car this week and MINI has confirmed the race venues for this season. Now let’s take a look back at the two chaps who helped build that rich racing heritage as they take a modern MINI ’round the snowy curves of the classic rally route.

Fun fact: During the filming of this segment, Rauno pitched the car around one of the corners so hard, he dislodged the nose camera rig right off the front of the car รขโ‚ฌโ€ something the film crew assured him he couldn’t do. The moral of the story: Never underestimate a MINI.