The association with racing legend John Cooper began over 50 years ago, when this performance pioneer developed the original Mini into the track-ready Mini Cooper. With a powerful new engine and uprated brakes, a speed demon was born: one that could be enjoyed by the public and rally drivers alike.
2015 winner, Nasser Al-Attiyah, was once again a force to be reckoned with in the gruelling cross-country race. Finishing 2nd overall and winning in the four-wheel drive category, he was closely followed by the other three MINI ALL4 teams, who all earned places in the top 10. The Finn, Mikko Hirvonen finished an impressive fourth overall and claimed the award for Best Rookie.
In a surprise find, one of the very first MINIs ever made was recently discovered in a barn in the Netherlands. Thanks to the MINI ReBorn project, this historical treasure was loving restored to its former glory with the help of an expert team and the MINI community. You can read all about its amazing resurrection story here.