Tag: Dakar Rally

2014 DAKAR RALLY: Joan ‘Nani’ Roma Comes Out As Winner

Joan “Nani” Roma, the Monster Energy X-raid Team driver has won the 2014 Dakar Rally in the yellow MINI ALL4 Racing. Yes it is true, Nani finished the toughest rally challenge in the world nearly five and a half minutes ahead of his teammate Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) who was in the black MINI ALL4 Racing car. While these two drivers finished first, Nasser Al-Attiyah finished third in his third white MINI ALL4 Racing car. After a long wait, Spanish driver Joan “Nani” Roma has finally won the Dakar Rally in a car.

Earlier in 2004, the Spaniard had won the event on the motorbike. Roma said, “I’m so relieved and happy. It was my big goal to win the Dakar not only on a motorbike but also in a car. A dream came true for me and I want to thank everybody at X-raid and MINI for their great work!”



MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013 special-edition model

By winning one of the world’s toughest rally, Dakar Rally 2013, continuously for the second time, the legendary triumph of MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 team of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, is celebrated not only in terms of title and trophy but also, MINI and John Cooper have unveiled a special-limited-edition model as MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013. The limited edition model is devoted to the winning spirit of the Dakar Rally and only 11 models of the car will be manufactured which depicts the 11 sensational victory of Stéphane Peterhansel.

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013 model, has an impressive design theme and equipment strongly previewing the race victory performance of the Dakar Rally 2013. To provide the same racing experience, for the first time, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has offered the race based powertrain and chassis technology under the hood of the limited edition model. The racing performance is powered by



S Peterhansel and JP Cottret in MINI ALL4 racing defended the title by winning 2013 Dakar Rally

Still undefeated at the 2013 Dakar Rally, in Santiago de Chile, Perú, Argentina, the Monster Energy X-raid Rally team, from Trebur, Germany consist of Frenchmens Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has once again prove it like 2012 victory, and it seems like there is no one even close in their way to success. They won the Dakar Rally 2013 with a big lead of 42.22 minutes overall, in the unbeatable MINI ALL4 racing to regain their 11th victory of career in a legendary way.

In MIN ALL4 racing, the X-raid team dominance was very clear when Peterhansel took the lead in one of the most tough rally race of 8,600 kilometers[around 5,300 miles], to the cross the victory line with no 1 position in the Dakar Rally of 2013. The chasing pair of Leonid Novitskiy and Konstantin Zhiltsov, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has eventually finished at 3rd position in the Dakar Rally 2013. The Senior Vice President MINI Brand Management, Dr