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Mini exiting WRC after just one year

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Oct 12th, 2012 at 1:29PM

There was a fair bit of hullabaloo two years ago when Mini announced a return to the World Rally Championship for this season, but the road to making that happen has been as rocky as a gravel stage. It spent 2011 developing its JCW Countryman WRC challenger, changing its mind about how it wanted to work with Prodrive, dumped a driver due to budget issues, then registering its entry after the deadline had passed in a ploy that might or might not have been a protest aimed at the WRC promoter. Mini had stated that it wanted to win the whole championship in 2013, and spent 2011 doing six WRC... Read More

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