Without a doubt, MINI has made a huge splash its first year back racing in rally racing. Team MINI was in the chase for several podiums and found themselves standing on more than one. A great car, great drivers and a great support team has made year one a season for the history books. Well the readers of Autosport agree, naming the Countryman WRC Rally Car of the Year. David Richards of Prodrive had this to say:

“This award caps what has been a truly memorable debut year for MINI in the World Rally Championship. We never anticipated that we would be fighting for podiums so soon, let alone leading WRC events, as we did in France. This award is a testament to the dedication of the whole team behind the project in Banbury and the commitment of BMW and MINI who have fully supported the programme.”

A huge congrats to Prodrive, the team, the drivers and MINI!

Source [RallyBuzz.com]