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Old 04-28-2011, 09:30 PM
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Rally Italy, Sardinia
5th 8th May
5th of 13 rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship

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Munich, 28th April, 2011. Sardinia, an island steeped in history, is where the MINI WRC Team will make its historic debut in the FIA World Rally Championship next week. With its two MINI John Cooper Works WRCs driven by Kris Meeke (GB) and Dani Sordo (ES) the team will start the Rally Italy, Sardinia on Friday (6th May) and begin a new era for this iconic brand.

The MINI Countryman was the car chosen for this exciting project and its development has been in the hands of Prodrive, the Banbury, UK based company that has a wealth of experience in the world of rallying, in close cooperation with MINI. The new programme for the brand was announced last July and since then the team has covered thousands of kilometres of testing. Meeke from Northern Ireland will be co-driven by Paul Nagle from Southern Ireland in car number 52, while sitting beside Sordo will be fellow Spaniard, Carlos del Barrio, in car number 37.


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Old 05-03-2011, 03:03 AM
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check this out. it's worked so far, which is a bit of a brain-teaser as the race doesn't start until thursday.

then again i've only watched part 1 of the preview to the races.



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If you can't wait three weeks to see it on HD theater. Check it out on youtube. It's the same broadcast. They've been posting the videos just a day or two after each day's been completed. On you tube search for WRC 2011 Italy Preview. Then search for WRC 2011 Italy Day 1 Part 1 to see the action.
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so many cool shots in here...

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nice!
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:44 AM
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Live radio broadcast of the final stage in a little over an hour...

http://wrc.com/fanzone/rally-radio/pop

Meeke looked really strong finishing third on one stage, but had a subsequent issue with the throttle that took him off course. Sordo is still in the points running, comfortably in 6th going into the final stage. Two other MINIs (not Prodrive) in the top 20 as well.

Guess there's no longer a question about whether or not the MINI will be competitive.

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:05 AM
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Result of Kris Meeke's throttle issue. Wonder if it had something to do with the water gushing up under the bonnet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91bX5XcpmeQ
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:34 PM
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Anyone found any video of the Argentina race yet?
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