• Mar 7, 2011
Mini Countryman WRC teaser clip – Click above to watch video after the jump

Mini is venturing back into the World Rally Championship fold. That's right, we said "back into," because in the 60's, Mini decided to take its Cooper and go rallying. This wasn't simply a half-cocked effort either; Mini won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. Now the automaker is going full-tilt yet again by campaigning a Prodrive-prepared Countryman in the 2011 WRC season.

A teaser clip is in order to help get you psyched over Mini's upcoming rally run. Thankfully, Mini has just such a clip and it's available for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

[Source: YouTube via Inside Line]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Really hope to see this at the X-Games.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I followed the first two legs of the WRC championship and I didn't see any MINI entries. I assume they will only be joining later on in the season?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Keeping my fingers crossed for a homologation special (and with a normal dashboard)!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll admit it, I grinned.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where can you watch WRC in the US on, say, Dish Network?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks amazing but no chance over Citroen and Loeb...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Really? Why not? Loeb finished 6th in Sweden, and nearly all of the cars had problems in Mexico. The first few years will be especially interesting considering the cars are so new.
      • 3 Years Ago
      WRC actually has several divisions. The top division (s2000) now has Ford, Citroen, Skoda, Mini, Fiat, Peugot, Toyota, VW, MG, Opel, Proton. Like NASCAR, all the cars are mostly similar. Its the drivers that make the difference.

      PWRC has many more manufactures and are based on production models with a LOT of upgrades.

      The only place you can watch WRC in the US is on HD Theatre, once a month about a week after the rally.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Countryman just doesn't look right for this.... that doesn't mean it won't be successful, but the standard model would've been much cooler.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree the Cooper S would have been better, but ever since Audi came on the scene you really have to be all wheel drive to compete seriously. For Mini that is the Countryman, also the countryman comes in at just the right weight limit from what I understand.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This video needs to calm down. No on is that excited to see a cute car go faster than it should.
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