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2Was Mini's late registration in WRC just an attempt to play hardball?

Mini has reportedly confirmed its 2012 World Rally Championship entry after initially missing the December 19 entry deadline. According to Autosport, the delay may have had something to do with concerns Mini parent company BMW had over television coverage of the sport in Germany. Now it would seem the FIA is working to address those issues and Mini is once again slated to join both Ford and Citroën as full manufacturers in the series. The delay may have been a tactical move by BMW and Mini

3Meeke Shall Inherit: Mini poaches Peugeot's IRC champ to drive Countryman WRC

If you've been wondering who'll be piloting the new Mini Countryman in the World Rally Championship, wonder no longer. Driving duties will be handed to Kris Meeke.

15Video(s): Mini Countryman WRC gets wrung out

2011 Mini Countryman WRC – Click above to watch video after the jump

24Mini confirms entry into 2011 World Rally Championship with Countryman

2011 Mini Countryman WRC – Click above to enlarge

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