Tag Archive: Mini

May 17

Team Octane back on track with at least 4 MINI

CTCC and World Challenge for 2016…

2015-05-15-1531 Team Octane, a perennial championship and podium finisher since the inception of the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC), will be back on track this season, with a line-up of no less than three full-time drivers and four to five MINI Cooper at each event.

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Jan 15

Dakar 2015: Barreda and Al-Attiyah win again

Already a winner the day before in Cachi, Joan Barreda did not lower the pace on Day 11

Nasser Al-Attiyah jour 11 - photo Getty Images Far from it – on the way to Termas de Rio Hondo with a second consecutive victory. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 14

Dakar: Roma crashes hard

After yesterday’s stage win

Nani Roma - photo © DPPI - F. Flamand Nani Roma’s just had an awful crash that caused his car to turn over several times at km 193 of today’s stage. Read the rest of this entry »


May 14

MINI Canada announces Third Year of Incentive Program in Canadian Motorsport

Exciting opportunity to reward MINI racers for their success in Canadian motorsports

CTCC logo MINI Canada has just announced that for a third straight year it will be supporting motorsports by continuing with the Contingency Award Programs.

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May 01

Over $350,000 for CTCC competitors in 2014

“We’re very lucky, and extremely grateful, to have our partners investing in the teams” – John Bondar

CTCC logo The 2014 edition of the Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Continental Tire is gearing up to be the most financially rewarding season for the competitors in the eight year history of the series. Read the rest of this entry »


May 07

Team Octane is pleased to announce their third touring class entry for the 2013 season.

Tesler-Mabe to MINI Team Octane for the 2013 CTCC season

Carlos Tesler-Mabe -2013Carlos Tesler-Mabe will re-join the team in 2013 to contest the entire championship, after a short stint with the team in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 22

Paul Gravel back with MINI Team Octane for 2013 season

“I can’t wait for this season to get going”

Paul GravelTeam Octane is pleased to announce that Paul Gravel, will be back with Team Octane for his second season with the team. Read the rest of this entry »


May 10

Sordo and del Barrio granted waiver to score IRC points in Corsica

Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse covers a competitive distance of 318.23 kilometres over 14 special stages from 10-12 May

sordo fra 04IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeIn view of MINI’s intention to register as an official Intercontinental Rally Challenge manufacturer, Eurosport Events, the promoter of the IRC, has sought a waiver to amend its sporting regulations to allow Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio to score points in the IRC drivers’ and co-drivers’ classifications respectively on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse.  Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 06

History, tradition, speed part of MINI winning legacy at Targa Newfoundland!

It will be the ninth start for a MINI Canada entry in the event

MINI Cooper Works Challenge - Targa NewfoundlandTarga Newfoundland logoA little history, a strong tradition and a big helping of speed will help MINI Canada build on its winning record when a spectacular red MINI Cooper Works Challenge car pulls up to the start of the 10th annual Targa Newfoundland international rally here.

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Jul 05

PSL Karting Quebec Championship SH Karting report

Cardin has hit every Quebec Championship podium thus far.

team PSL Karting White logoSH KartingTeam PSL Karting continued its Quebec Championship schedule recently as Race 3 was contested at SH Karting outside of Montreal. As has become almost customary, the CRG squad scored a number of podiums and totalled at least one in each of Mini, Junior, Senior, DD2, and Honda Senior. One of those to reach the podium was Marc-Antoine Cardin, a stand-out PSL driver in Rotax Junior.

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Jun 17

Pirelli to underline its tyre durability at the Nurburgring 24 Hours

Pirelli equipped Prototype P4/5 Competizione of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

Prototype P45 Competizione - Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus2011-06-11_1117Pirelli will resume its participation in endurance racing when it contests the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours in Germany from 25-26 June providing highly resistant tyres with enhanced durability. Read the rest of this entry »


May 16

Ouellette dominated the Sunday final at Goodwood

PSL Karting ECKC Goodwood report

Pier-Luc OuelletteGoodwood Kartways logoTeam PSL Karting was back racing in Canada a week ago as the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship got underway at Goodwood Kartways in Ontario. The joint forces of PSL, PSL Atlantic, PSL Ontario, and the newly-minted PSL Montreal combined to race 27-strong in the opening event, and the group scored five poles, five wins and fourteen podiums in a weekend doubleheader. Read the rest of this entry »


May 16

Intrepid Canada ECKC Goodwood report

Intrepid scored eight wins at ECKC opening weekend

Intrepid ECKC Jordan SlipacoffIntrepid ECKCAfter a very impressive winter season, Goodwood Kartways / Intrepid Canada started racing North of the border a week ago as it began the 2011 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship on its home turf at Goodwood Kartways. With favoured drivers in a number of Rotax Max Challenge classes, Intrepid drivers from both Ontario and Quebec produced an exceptional weekend with six wins and seventeen total trips to the podium to spray champagne. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Another boost for the WRC as Volkswagen signs up (+ photos)

Volkswagen confirmed a five-year commitment to the WRC

WRC logo2011-01-13_0582Today’s news that Volkswagen will be returning to the FIA World Rally Championship from 2013 has been heralded by the series promoter as further proof of the increasing value of the sport to manufacturers and its relevance to their production cars. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 14

Q&A: Rally Guanajuato Mexico director, Patrick Suberville

He hopes for his rally’s continued inclusion in the WRC

Rally Mexico logoWRC logoRally Guanajuato Mexico celebrated its eighth year on the World Rally Championship calendar last week with the first gravel round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 19

Araujo confirms MINI WRC programme

Armindo Araujo brands MINI deal a ‘dream come true’

Armindo Araujo Mini rally no 37He adds it will be an honour for him to compete in the WRC with the Countryman. Two-time P-WRC champion Armindo Araujo will drive a MINI in eight rounds of the World Rally Championship in 2011, it was confirmed this week. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 10

World Rally Championship entries hit new high

Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship

WRC logoTop 5 championshipsInterest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February). Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

No F1 for Prodrive in 2012 – Richards

Prodrive is re-entering the world rally championship in 2011 with Mini and BMW.

ProdriveSIAM_2011_SP_184After this year ruling out a bid to launch a team in 2011, Prodrive chief David Richards has confirmed that the Oxfordshire based group will also not be in formula one next season. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 06

Meeke impressed after latest run for MINI

“The car was great,” – Meeke

Kris Meeke  Ypres Rally 2010Kris Meeke WRC MiniMINI driver Kris Meeke says he was delighted with his first taste of the MINI Countryman WRC on asphalt after running the car for two days in Sardinia last week. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 28

MINI confirms WRC comeback

The iconic MINI name will return to the World Rally Championship stages next year

After its parent BMW group announced a multi-year comeback for one of the most charismatic names in the sport’s history. From 2011, MINI will compete at selected rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship and will go on to contest the entire season from 2012 onwards. BMW says this involvement is planned ‘for several years’. Read the rest of this entry »


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