MINI has finally taken the wraps off the official WRC car. We think it looks fantastic, and hope some of that is going to be available to everyone.
Official Release: The return of MINI to one of the biggest stages in motorsport is approaching ever closer. On Monday, the MINI WRC Team was officially presented to the public at the Team Launch, which took place at the MINI Plant in Oxford (GB). This season, the team will contest six rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the MINI John Cooper Works WRC. The car will be tested against its rivals for the first time at the Rally d’Italia Sardegna from 5th to 8th May 2011. The goal in the debut season is to gain valuable experience to be perfectly prepared to take on the entire 2012 World Rally Championship.
7 Time SCCA National Champion, 24 hour Daytona winner, IMSA sedan Champion and founder of Comptech Machine (builder of Juan Montoya’s 2000 Indy 500 engine), and many more accomplishments, Doug Peterson will be on hand at MINI Thunder II driving the Seven Enterprises Fortech Mini. Doug will be giving demo laps and driver instructing throughout the day.
Mini Thunder II takes place Sunday, February 20th at ThunderHill Speedway in Willows, Ca.