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Explore the world of MINI Motorsport with gruelling circuits, relentless rallies and daredevil stunts. Top it off with the performance of John Cooper Works, and make sure you're strapped in for some high-octane antics.

MINI in the Most Beautiful Hell on Earth

June 06, 2014
MINI in the most beautiful hell on earth.

The 24-hour race on the Nürburgring is one of the most difficult circuit races in the world. The motorsport classic isn't called "Green Hell" for nothing. The MINI teams will take on the great challenge once again this year.

“No Risk, No Fun.” Why Guerlain Chicherit is King of the Mountain

April 29, 2014
“No Risk, No Fun.” Why Guerlain Chicherit is King of the Mountain

The helm of a supercharged MINI is not for the faint of heart. Guerlain "Goon" Chicherit knows that cockpit well and no one doubts he has the mettle for it. See why here.

Ultimate Test Drive: Jay Leno in the MINI ALL4 Racing Driver’s Seat

March 21, 2014
Ultimate Test Drive: Jay Leno in the MINI ALL4 Racing Driver’s Seat

What's it like to hit the accelerator on a beastly MINI ALL4 Racing? Legend of night-time television and automotive enthusiast Jay Leno found out with Dakar champ Nani Roma.

Roma: "I've Dreamt About This for Nearly Ten Years"

January 24, 2014
Roma:

Joan "Nani" Roma has turned his dream into reality. Driving the MINI ALL4 Racing he's now won the Dakar in a car and his delight is immeasurable.

50 Years Past the Finish Line: Relive the Historic Monte Carlo Win for “33 EJB”

January 24, 2014
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It was 50 years ago today that Belfast driver Paddy Hopkirk rode his Morris Mini Cooper "S" into the history books at Monte Carlo - in the ultimate underdog victory.

He's Done It: Roma Wins the 2014 Dakar Rally

January 18, 2014
He's Done It: Roma Wins the 2014 Dakar Rally

Wild celebrations for MINI and the X-raid team: Nani Roma has won the world's toughest rally, the Dakar Rally in South America.

Final Spurt at the Rally Dakar

January 16, 2014
inal Spurt at the Rally Dakar

Finish in sight! The competitors at the toughest rally in the world have entered the finishing straight. Just a few kilometres to go. But beware: it is far from over yet.

The Culinary Morale Booster at the Dakar

January 14, 2014
The Culinary Morale Booster at the Dakar

The toughest rally in the world is always an energy-sapping event for the drivers and teams. It is important to keep moral up at all times. Only one person knows how to pull that off: the team chef.

Rested and ready for the business end

January 12, 2014
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The rest day at the Rally Dakar in South America gave everyone involved a chance to catch a breath. However, there was little time to really relax, as the next challenge is just around the corner.

Hard Graft in the Desert Dust

January 10, 2014
Hard graft in the desert dust.

Without them, no driver would make it to the end of the next stage at the Dakar. They are the team behind the team. The mechanics, who put in such a hard graft behind the scenes.

Peterhansel’s Whisperer of Success

January 08, 2014
Peterhansel’s Whisperer of Success

With five Dakar victories to his name Jean-Paul Cottret is one of the most successful co-driver at the Dakar. In this Q&A, Stéphane Peterhansel‘s navigator explains the details of his trade.

The Hidden Dakar

January 06, 2014
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While eleven MINI ALL4 Racings thunder across the special stages on the 2014 Rally Dakar, the X-raid team has its hands full behind the scenes, transporting more than 50 tons of equipment from one destination to the next as quickly as possible.

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DAKAR 2014