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WRC – Sandell Completes Fine Debut In MINI WRC

February 13, 2012

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Patrik Sandell has finished eighth at Rally Sweden today and the highest placed local driver on his debut in the MINI John Cooper Works WRC.  The Swedish driver finished the day in the same position he started and extended his lead over the chasing driver, Prokop.   It has been a very strong debut for […]

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WRC – Prodrive – Rally Sweden Report

February 11, 2012

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As the Prodrive team heads to the final stage of day two of Rally Sweden, Patrik Sandell, competing in the MINI John Cooper Works WRC for the first time, lies in 8thplace, 2 min 16 sec off the lead.  After starting the day in the rally lead, Dani Sordo was setting top six stage times […]

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WRC – MINI Motorsport To Follow New Path In FIA WRC

February 7, 2012

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After Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) finished second on the return of the brand to the legendary Monte Carlo Rally, the direction has now been set for a long-term MINI presence in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): On Thursday 2 February, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) accepted a two-car manufacturer […]

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WRC – MINI WRC Team – ADAC Rally Germany – Day One

August 20, 2011

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Day one of the ADAC Rally Germany ended with the MINI WRC Team in a very encouraging fourth and fifth overall. From the very first of today’s six stages Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) in the MINI John Cooper Works WRC number 37 and Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) in […]

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WRC – MINI WRC Team – Neste Oil Rally Finland

July 31, 2011

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The MINI WRC Team cannot pretend to be satisfied that neither of its MINI John Cooper Works WRCs made it to the end of Neste Oil Rally Finland, but this doesn’t mean it has been an unsuccessful outing. The first retirement was of car number 52 for Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) after […]

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WRC – Successful Day 2 Of Rally Finland For MINI WRC Team

July 30, 2011

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Day two of Neste Oil Rally Finland was successful for the MINI WRC Team with the drivers, as planned, gaining valuable knowledge of the MINI John Cooper Works WRCs and bringing them to the overnight halt in Jyväskylä without a scratch on either of them. Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) were seventh […]

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WRC – Petter Solberg 5th After Rally Finland Day 1

July 29, 2011

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Day one of Rally Finland completes with a reverse order run of Super Special stage Laajavuori, which will be run again on Saturday as the final Power Stage. Petter and Chris had the third fastest time through this last stage of the day, behind Citroën’s Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier. With the final stage running […]

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WRC – Mini WRC Team Rally Finland Day 1 Review

July 29, 2011

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With day one of the Neste Oil Rally Finland completed the MINI WRC Team is just where it wanted to be with its two cars still running and no problems to report. This evening Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos de Barrio (ES) returned to service in Jyväskylä, after 39.74 kilometres of competitive running on three […]

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WRC – Mini WRC Team Rally Finland Preview

July 26, 2011

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The MINI WRC Team is aiming to get both its cars to the end of the Neste Oil Rally Finland to give its drivers valuable competitive mileage in their MINI John Cooper Works WRCs. The team has been very busy with an intensive test programme since its World Rally Championship debut two months ago, and […]

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WRC – Safety Plays a Major Role in Design of MINI John Cooper Works WRC

July 2, 2011

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The MINI WRC Team is setting new standards, and for its debut into world rallying has made an important step forward in the safety of its car by designing a ground breaking roll cage. The MINI John Cooper Works WRC’s roll cage has a unique side-impact structure which the engineers from Prodrive believe make it […]

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WRC – FIA Vice President Tests MINI John Cooper Works WRC

June 1, 2011

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One of the most influential men in motorsport and FIA Vice President for Sport, Mohammed Ben Sulayem (AE), has test driven the new MINI John Cooper Works WRC and declared the new generation of rally cars to be fun to drive. The 14-time Middle East Rally champion, who has won more international rallies than any […]

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WRC – MINI WRC Team Rally Italy Day 3

May 9, 2011

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The MINI WRC Team has taken a lot of positives from its first ever event. In Rally Italy, Sardinia Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) brought their MINI John Cooper Works WRC to the ceremonial finish in Olbia in sixth. Sadly Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) didn’t re-start this morning, as […]

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WRC – MINI WRC Team Rally Italy Day 2 Wrap

May 8, 2011

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The MINI WRC Team continued with its mixed fortunes, but can only be happy about the learning process from its first FIA World Championship Rally. Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) held onto their sixth place in car number 37, while Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) had to sit out most […]

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MINI WRC Team – Rally Italy, Sardinia – Day One‏

May 7, 2011

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Olbia, 6thMay, 2011. The debut of the MINI WRC Team in Rally Italy, Sardinia was encouraging with both Mini John Cooper Works WRCs showing good pace on day one. Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) finished the opening eight stages of the rally in sixth, but unfortunately Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) […]

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WRC – Mini WRC Team Rally Italy Shakedown

May 5, 2011

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The dye is now caste and the final preparations have been made for the debut of the MINI WRC Team on the Rally Italy, Sardinia. Dani Sordo (ES) and his co-driver Carlos del Barrio (ES) in the MINI John Cooper Works WRC number 37 and Kris Meeke (GB) and his co-driver Paul Nagle (IR) in […]

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WRC – Mini WRC Team Preview Rally Italy

April 29, 2011

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Sardinia, an island steeped in history, is where the MINI WRC Team will make its historic debut in the FIA World Rally Championship next week. With its two MINI John Cooper Works WRCs driven by Kris Meeke (GB) and Dani Sordo (ES) the team will start the Rally Italy, Sardinia on Friday (6th May) and begin […]

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