Monthly Archives: June 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.


The Rally Show: Prodrive Special

The Rally Show: Prodrive Special

iRally’s “The Rally Show” has done an episode on Prodrive and the MINI WRC.  The lengthy video starts with an in-depth interview with Prodrive MINI WRC driver Dani Sordo.  Team Principal Dave Wilcock then answers questions about his role at Prodrive, how they selected the rallies to compete in, and the build-up of a MINI WRC car.  Next is a talk with Chairman and chief executive David Richards who discusses how TV and the Internet have affected the WRC.

Watch The Rally Show: Prodrive Special.


MINI USA sales for May 2012

MINI USA sales May 2012

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported sales of 6,153 automobiles in May, an increase of 6.1 percent from the 5,801 sold in May 2011. Year-to-date, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 6.0 percent on volume of 26,064 compared to 24,588 in the first five months of 2011.

May 2012 May 2011 change year-to-date 2012 year-to-date 2011 change
6,153 5,801 6.1% 26,064 24,588 6.0%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.