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Crossover MINI Cooper will take part in WRC

MINI CROSSOVER

The cars of first generation MINI Cooper which were issued in 1960th years, regularly took part in rally of Monte-Carlo. And in 1964 pilot Peddi Hopkirk at the wheel MINI Cooper S has won this race. In spite of the fact that new generation MINI too quite suits participation in various competitions, cars of mark MINI on former remain unsuitable for the main racing events.

MINI CROSSOVER CONCEPT

However with the advent of new model in a ruler the situation can change. Sources inform, that crossover MINI under name Countryman can take part in the World championship on rally in 2011.

New crossover by John Cooper Works

Let's remind, the conceptual version of model has been shown for the first time on a motor show in Paris last year. And the premiere of a production version should take place on the future the motor-show in Frankfurt. Also it is expected, that next year there will be a "charged" version of a crossover from division John Cooper Works on which the car for participation in rally will be based.