Archive for the ‘MINI’ Category

MINI JCW GP2 v Porsche Cayman GT4

Amid the uncertainty of the speed limit extensions it’s nice to see you can still have some fun during a TF session. Here we see a MINI JCW GP lapping in a respectable BTG time of 8 minutes 25 seconds. Along for the ride is a Porsche Cayman GT4. [Thanks to Tiaan for the tip]

Be careful out there!

Here’s a stark reminder of the dangers of driving your own car on the Nürburgring, especially when the track is wet. This MINI driver didn’t do anything particularly bad, from what we can tell anyway, but the consequences were severe. Based on the description from the YouTube clip we understand the passenger was taken to […]

2012 N24h: MINI Motorsport preview

MINI Motorsport is back for a second helping of Nürburgring 24 hour action in 2012, returning with their JCW Endurance machine. As well as the factory-back s.i.g. Motorsport team, three other MINI entries are finalising preparations for the big race. The Besaplast Racing Team will compete in the SP 2T category, fresh off their class […]

VIDEO: MINI JCW Endurance during N24 practice

Here’s some nice footage of the MINI John Cooper Works Endurance filmed during practice for the Nürburgring 24 hour race. The JCW Endurace is racing in the SP 3T class and MINI will be hoping for a strong top 10 showing. Some rather more tame promo footage of the MINI JCW Endurance can be seen […]

MINI John Cooper Works Endurance

The new MINI Coupé is not even a week old and its already living up to its “another day, another adventure” advertising slogan. You’re looking at the purpose-built MINI John Cooper Works Endurance and it’s looking forward to 24 hours of green hell this weekend. As we reported yesterday, the JCW Endurance has a healthy […]

270hp monster MINI Coupé tipped for N24 debut

The build up to this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race has seen input from the usual crowd: Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen et al. However, MINI, too has been quietly simmering away with the slow release of information, which started earlier this year. Until now, the car that MINI motorsport would be running was a mystery. […]

MINI motorsport preparing for 2011 24 hour race

While researching the MINI motorsport website for their WRC launch we stumbled across this teaser that indicates MINI will have an official presence at this year’s 24 hour race. The MINI motorsport website states, in part, “MINI will also be demonstrating its staying power in the 2011 motor racing season, when it faces the competition […]