Daily Archives: June 11, 2012


MINI finishes first and second at Mid-Ohio in B-Spec

Urban East Racing MINI Cooper No. 35
There was B-Spec racing at Mid-Ohio last weekend in the TOTAL Performance Showcase.

Robbie David just missed getting his second win in a row.  At the end, he was beaten by less than a half-second by the No. 35 MINI Cooper driven by Brian Audet.  A Mazda 2 finished third.

Read the race summary in PaddockTalk’s article Audet Recovers From Late-Race Mistake At Mid-Ohio.


Worldwide MINI sales for May 2012

2012 MINI Family

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

MINI: Worldwide sales for MINI climbed 5.5% to 27,527 vehicles in the month under review (prev. yr 26.104). MINI had an excellent month in parts of Asia, such as China (2,315/ +40.3%) and Japan (1,330/ +25.5%), as well as in its largest market, the U.S. (6,153/ +6.1%). Year-to-date, MINI sales are up +7.9% with 119,532 units compared to 110,803 in the first five months of 2011.

May 2012 May 2011 change year-to-date 2012 year-to-date 2011 change
27,527 26,104 5.5% 119,532 110,803 7.9%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.