Visitors in 2010 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris (FR) treatment can not wait: The new MINI WRC, which is competitive FIA World Rally Championship since 2011, receives its world premiere at the International Motor Show. In addition, Kris Meeke (GB) has been confirmed as one of the drivers' championship competition, this brand new rally car.
MINI WRC, driven by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Di, recently received a baptism of fire, acquit himself well during initial testing on the track Prodrive rally. The company started developing the car in 2009, and a concept of WRC MINI will be presented in Paris. "Le Salon de l'Automobile de Paris is the ideal setting to launch our MINI WRC," said Ian Robertson, member of the board of BMW AG responsible for sales and marketing. "The response to our announcement that the MINI will be back in the World Rally next year has been very positive. FIA World Rally Championship is the culmination of the rally, making it the ideal platform to demonstrate the competitive spirit of our fire. The development of the car on IsRunning time, and preparations for the World Cup in full swing. MINI Countryman production model, provided the ideal basis for our challenge World Cup again. "
World Rally Championship 2011, see the new MINI WRC challenge in six of the 13 rounds scheduled to compete in the 2012 MINI complete the season. Also, Prodrive plans to make versions available for separate customer equipment for use in the championship.