MINI CONGRATULATES THE X-RAID TEAM AND STÉPHANE PETERHANSEL ON THEIR VICTORY AT THE 2012 RALLY DAKAR







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 17, 2012
Categories: MINI, MINI Racing

Munich. Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) and his  co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret (FR) have made it. At the end of the last  of 14 demanding stages, the duo and its green MINI ALL4 Racing was  confirmed as the winner of the legendary Rally Dakar in a time of 38h  54m 46s.

Mini Dakar

This was Peterhansel’s tenth victory at the  “Dakar”. He had already claimed six titles on a  motorcycle, and now has four wins in the car category to his name.

Dr. Kay Segler, Senior Vice President, MINI Brand Management and  Business Coordination, said: “On behalf of MINI, I would like to  congratulate Stéphane Peterhansel, his co-driver Jean-Paul  Cottret and the entire X-raid team on their triumph at the 2012 Rally  Dakar. To stand on the top step of the podium on ten occasions after  the toughest rally in the world is quite simply an unbelievable  achievement. Sven Quandt’s team has once again proven its class  with all five MINI ALL4 Racings finishing in the top ten.”

Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) and Michel Périn (FR), also  driving a MINI ALL4 Racing, finished runner-up to complete a one-two  for the German Monster Energy X-raid Team. When the rally came to a  close in Lima, Peru, the gap between the two leading MINI cars was  nearly 42 minutes.