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MINI Results At Rally d' Italia Sardegna

Drivers Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) of theMINI John Cooper Works WRC came in sixth. Kris Meeke (GB) and Paul Nagle (IR) did not complete the final day of the race due to a throttle problem they had encountered on the first two days.

Dr. Kay Segler, Senior Vice President Brand Management MINI visited the MINI WRC Team on Saturday in Sardinia and said:
Sport lies in the genes of all BMW Group vehicles – regardless of whether we are talking about the BMW M3 or a MINI.

Obviously it is fantastic that the MINI brand will be able to prove the sporting qualities of its products at the highest level via the MINI John Cooper Works WRC from this season onwards. I have followed the preparations for this project closely over the past few months, and am thoroughly looking forward to being with the team during its debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship. But we are realistic, our opposition has a massive experience advantage. However, in conjunction with our partner Prodrive we are able to compete with a team that knows rallying backwards, and has already proven it knows how to win. Add this to the MINI and the know-how of BMW Motorsport, and we have an extremely promising mix that should enable us to move up very quickly.
BMWBlog includes additional statements by the drivers.

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