Published on January 18th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
MINI takes the win for the Dakar 2015
For the past 2 weeks, built up rally racers have been pounding across the deserts and mountains of South America as they undertake the 2015 Dakar rally. Over 9000 kilometers of gravel, mud and sand have finally come to an end: today marks the end of the race, and MINI claims victory for the fourth consecutive year.
Leading the pack was the team of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel, who also accomplished the quickest times in 5 of the 13 stages. As a team, MINI ALL4 Racing took first place in 11 out of 13 stages, with a few double-victories to boot. By the end of the 2 weeks, 4 out of the top 5 cars in the Dakar rally were part of the MINI ALL4 Racing contingent.
The MINI ALL4 Racing provided further impressive evidence of its speed and reliability at the 2015 Dakar Rally. Once again, it proved to be a great all-rounder. “With now four Dakar victories in a row to its name from 2012 to 2015, the MINI ALL4 Racing proved once more to be the car to beat confirming its reliability, strength and agility in a convincing manner,” Goller said. “Our goal this year was to achieve another great overall team result and, with five MINI ALL4 Racing finishing the 2015 Dakar Rally in the top ten, nine MINI ALL4 Racing reaching the finish line, eleven stage victories with four different drivers and Nasser winning the world’s toughest marathon rally, we have successfully met all our targets.”
The MINI ALL4 Racing team is a multi-national contingent with cars developed by X-Raid up in Germany. They will also be competing in the 2015 long-distance World Cup in preparation for Dakar 2016.