Daily Archives: January 20, 2012


Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day 3

Rally Monte-Carlo MINI No. 52 Day 3

Day 3 saw few changes in Monte Carlo.  Most of the top drivers held their positions.  Dani Sordo put a little distance on Petter Solberg for a better hold on second place.  Pierre Campana is still in seventh.  Private MINI driver Armindo Araujo moved into the top ten.

Here are the results after 13 stages and Day 3:

Pos  Driver             Team/Car       Time/Gap
 1.  Sebastien Loeb     Citroen       3:31:25.2
 2.  Dani Sordo         Mini           + 2:12.4
 3.  Petter Solberg     Ford           + 3:22.2
 4.  Mikko Hirvonen     Citroen        + 3:43.0
 5.  Evgeny Novikov     M-Sport Ford   + 4:28.2
 6.  Francois Delecour  M-Sport Ford   + 6:39.1
 7.  Pierre Campana     Mini           + 7:45.1
 8.  Ott Tanak          M-Sport Ford   + 8:44.8
 9.  P-G Andersson      Proton        + 13:20.8
10.  Armindo Araujo     Araujo Mini   + 14:40.7

[Results source: AUTOSPORT.com]


special edition: MINI Highgate

2012 MINI Highgate

Not included in MINI’s announcement yesterday (for the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater) but posted on MINI Space today, is a third special edition MINI for 2012.  This one comes only in Convertible form.

From MINI Space:

The MINI Cabrio Highgate hails from the exclusive residential district of the Kingdom’s capital, an area noted for its historic architecture and expansive green parks. Inside and out, we found the MINI Cabrio Highgate to be a true stand out. Dipped in what has to be one of the coolest sounding colors — Iced Chocolate Metallic — it gives off a muted but noble look. Catch a glimpse of it in the sunlight though and you’ll see some delicate shimmers of blue glowing underneath, and even a little unexpected sheen from the Silvertouched Brown soft top. Add to that the brown and black bonnet stripes accented with slim blue edges, it’s regal leather interior marked with bright blue piping and its stainless steel pedals, and you’ve got one finely dressed MINI.