Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

MINI TROPHY 2012 update

MINI TROPHY 2012 Feel the Race.

As you probably already know, MINI killed the MINI CHALLENGE series in Germany.  Race teams and fans in Europe were surprised and upset; the race teams had invested considerable time and euros in buying and building MINI CHALLENGE cars.  In response to this feedback, the independent MINI TROPHY series was started to replace the MINI CHALLENGE series.

The MINI TROPHY website is now live with information (in German only) on the series, vehicle specifications, tickets, and the race calendar.  [View with English translation.]

MINI TROPHY 2012 MINIMINI Trophy 2012 Schedule

Dates Racetrack Event
3/31 – 4/1 Oschersleben ADAC Masters Weekend
5/12 – 5/13 Circuit Paul Ricard MINI UNITED 2012
6/9 – 6/10 Sachsenring ADAC Masters Weekend
8/11 – 8/12 Red Bull Ring ADAC Masters Weekend
8/25 – 8/26 EuroSpeedway ADAC Masters Weekend
9/15 – 9/16 Nürburgring ADAC Masters Weekend
9/29 – 9/30 Hockenheimring ADAC Masters Weekend

Keep up-to-date with the MINI Trophy Facebook page.

MINI Clubvan Concept to go into production

MINI Clubvan Concept

MINI debuted the MINI Clubvan Concept last month and is showing it at the Geneva Motor Show this week.  In his speech Dr. Ian Robertson announced that the MINI Clubvan would go into production:

The Clubvan builds on the functionality of the original [Morris Mini Van], adding MINI’s premium character and individuality to the mix.  And I’m thrilled to announce, for the first time, the MINI Clubvan will go into series production.  We’ll launch the Clubvan in the second half of this year.

Speech Ian Robertson at the 82nd International Geneva Auto Show (MINI)