Consider this your friendly reminder – this Saturday MINI begins it’s defense of the Dakar title. Dakar is easily MINI’s most successful event in recent history with four straight wins – mostly in dominate fashion. For 2016 MINI is back with 12 Countryman run by the ALL 4 Racing team and is gunning for #5.

This year’s route (8mb PDF) flows through Argentina and Bolivia and includes plenty of time in the Andes mountains. If you want to follow the action the best place will be NBC Sports or via the official Dakar app (iOS / Android).