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MINI fails to register for WRC?

FIA registration deadline passes - and MINI misses the cut off

MINI has failed to meet the FIA 2012 registration date for WRC manufacturers', it is being reported.

According to Autosport.com, the Prodrive-run outfit is still in talks with BMW, MINI of course is now part of the BMW Group, and the squad is now seeking an extension from the FIA, the sports' governing body.

When contacted by Crash.net, a spokesperson for Prodrive refused to comment on the matter.

MINI had been expected to take in all the events in 2012 with the John Cooper Works WRC cars, following a successful six-event campaign this season with Dani Sordo and Kris Meeke, the former notching up two podiums and also challenging for the win in France.

The deadline for WRC manufacturers' was yesterday [December 19].

More to follow when it develops...


Tagged as: MINI , Prodrive , BMW , FIA

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richard

December 21, 2011 2:38 PM

joe. in case you had not realised, mini is a stand alone brand, therefore you will never see bmw logos anywhere. when some posters say "bmw" this is solely due to the fact that we all know that bmw own the brand. and as for using duck tape etc, that is normal practice used to cover up vents etc when they need the engine or brake temperatures up.and anyway, testing is testing, so of course you would expect changes to be made as and when required.

Aye - Unregistered

December 20, 2011 4:58 PM

MINI are still looking for another major sponsor. But BMW have said they want to do the full season so I don't see why they didn't just put up the money for the entry. I'm sure they would have three hundred thousand euro lying around the place somewhere...



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