Monday, 7 November 2011

Team X-raid to field five MINIs and three BMWs on 2012 Dakar Rally

Team X-raid will field five MINIs on next year's Dakar Rally as part of a full-scale assault on the South American-based event.

The team, which will be among the favourites for victory in the absence of Volkswagen, gave MINI All4 Racing its debut on the event last year; Guerlain Chicherit destroying his car after rolling while testing on a mid-rally rest day.

Now it is back with four more of the cars, with the lead entry to be driven by long-time X-raid driver Stephane Peterhansel, who has three Dakar wins in cars plus six on bikes to his name. Link