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    Report: Was 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 ...

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    Report: Mini dumps rally driver due to budget issues

    We were pretty surprised to find out just a few days ago that Mini's new rally team had, for some reason, failed to sign up for next year's World Rally Championship. "Inexplicable" is what we called it at the time, but the latest reports coming out of the UK where the team is based could serve to ...

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    Report: Whoops! Mini misses WRC registration deadline

    Mini – or Prodrive, the outfit that preps Mini's rally cars – has inexplicably failed to file for entry into the 2012 World Rally Championship before the series' December 20 deadline. Mini's first year back at the top level of rallying as a development team yielded two podiums, and ...

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    Report: Prodrive working on WRC-inspired Mini Countryman

    Autocar reports that Mini may be working on a more sinister version of Countryman. The hotter crossover would receive the once-over by the rally kings at Prodrive using lessons learned from the Mini WRC effort. Dave Richards, the head honcho at Prodrive, has made it clear that road-going versions ...

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    Video: Mini's WRC effort is hot to trot

    Mini's World Rally Championship team has some work ahead if it intends to live up to the brand's historic rally credentials, but the post-jump video illustrates that Mini clearly has the tool needed for success. Follow the jump to watch drivers Dani Sordo and Kris Meeke as they take the horns ...

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    Mini and Prodrive officially launch WRC team at Oxford

    It's been a long time in the making, but after confirming their participation some eight months ago and unveiling the car in Monte Carlo for nostalgia's sake, Mini and Prodrive have finally and officially launched their joint World Rally Championship effort at the Mini assembly plant in Oxford, ...

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    Video: Mini gets reintroduction to rally racing

    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 ...

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    Rumormill: Mini working on road-going version of WRC Countryman?

    Mini Countryman WRC – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tail-slidin', bump-jumpin' heroics are all good and fun, but one of the things we love most about rallying is that the cars are closely based on production models. Often rather ordinary ones at that, like Ford Fiestas, Subaru ...

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    Mini confirms entry into 2011 World Rally Championship with Countryman

    2011 Mini Countryman WRC – Click above to enlarge
    Were it not for the efforts of John Cooper and drivers like Paddy Hopkirk on the European rally stages of the 1960s, the Mini brand probably wouldn't have the beloved reputation that it does today – in fact, it's possible it would ...

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    Prodrive reportedly working on phantom Mini crossover rally car

    Mini Crossover Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rumors have been circulating for months that Mini is preparing an upcoming assault on the World Rally Championship. But since they surfaced, little else has been said. The apparent reason for that delay, as emerging reports ...

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    Rumormill: Mini could be headed for WRC by adapting new crossover model

    MINI Crossover concept - Click above for hi-res image gallery
    The original Mini Cooper earned its performance credentials back in the 1960s being flung about on the Monte Carlo rally. Paddy Hopkirk won the Monte in 1964 at the wheel of a Cooper S. While modern Minis are still considered fun to ...


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