The X-raid Team nearly filled the entire podium at Dakar 2013, taking three of the top four spots. Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret repeated as winners in the No. 302 MINI ALL4 Racing.
From BMW Group PressClub Global:
Munich/Santiago de Chile. It seems nothing can stand in their way. The French duo of Stéphane Peterhansel [...]
Tomorrow marks the start of the Dakar 2013 rally for the X-raid Team. The desert race runs from January 5th to 20th starting in Lima, Peru and finishing in Santiago, Chile. Stéphane Peterhansel and the X-raid Team are the defending champions from 2012.
No. Name Mark 302 PETERHANSEL STÉPHANE (FRA) COTTRET JEAN PAUL (FRA) [...]
MotorWerks Magazine is a new media (online) magazine from Canada covering BMW and MINI motorsport and enthusiast interests. The magazine is released sporadically with the just-released December 2012 (volume 2, issue 02) edition being only the fifth issue since launch in January 2011.
The December 2012 issue is the first to feature MINI on the cover. Inside are the [...]
The MINI TROPHY racing series in Germany will return for a second year. This is the racing series that replaced the official MINI CHALLENGE series (which still runs in Argentina and Brazil).
The MINI TROPHY website is now updated with information (in German only) on the series, drivers [...]
The Besaplast Racing Team of Franjo Kovac, Fredrik Lestrup, Thomas Tekaat, and Ralf Eisenreich have won the A2 class at the 24 Hours Barcelona today. Their No. 42 MINI Challenge-based car had a very strong showing, winning by 13 laps over the second place car. The MINI was a remarkable seventh place overall.
Here are the results for all of [...]
From MINI Motorsport:
MINI is represented by a strong contingent of five cars at this year’s 24-hour race in Barcelona. Great things are expected of all four teams on the endurance circuit.
Class victory, class victory, class victory: all four MINI teams lining up at this year’s endurance event – a total of five [...]
MINI has had a great run the the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series (formerly the KONI Challenge series), first with Nuzzo Motorsports in 2003 and currently with RSR Motorsports. Due to GRAND-AM rules, the first-generation MINI Cooper S (R53) will no longer be allowed to race after this season. That means the [...]
RSR Motorsports drivers Chris Puskar and Randy Smalley took third place at the Brickyard Sports Car Challenge race in the GRAND-AM Continental Challenge Series today. The No. 198 MINI Cooper S reached the podium along with two BMWs.
The team also placed sixth in their No. 196 Honda Civic Si. Unfortunately, the No. 195 [...]
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Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret continued their winning ways taking the Baja Spain 2012 in their MINI ALL4 Racing. Another MINI made the podium when Khalifa Al Mutaiwei and Andreas Schulz placed second in their MINI ALL4 Racing.
From the X-raid Team Facebook page:
What a success for Team X-raid in the [...]
German tuner AC Schnitzer claims to have the fastest MINI with their AC Schnitzer RAPTOR, built from a MINI John Cooper Works Coupé. They managed to increase the horsepower from 211 PS (208 hp) to 300 PS (296 hp) while reducing weight by 220 lbs. From the AC Schnitzer RAPTOR webpage:
With the sensational [...]