MINI WRC Team: Dress rehearsal ahead of debut

By on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Final preparations for the WRC premiere: Outings in Spain complete the testing programme of the MINI WRC Team for its World Championship campaign.

MINI WRC Team: Dress rehearsal ahead of debut

Photo: MINI Motorsport

Everything needs to be just perfect: Kris Meeke, Dani Sordo and the entire MINI WRC Team are working at full speed as they complete final preparations to ensure the team’s debut on Rally d’Italia Sardegna goes according to plan.

Shortly before Easter the drivers once again put the MINI John Cooper Works WRC through its paces in Spain. “The car is now to full WRC specification,” says Dave Wilcock, Technical Director of the MINI WRC Team, “Which is why it was important that Dani and Kris tested under similar conditions to those expected in Sardinia. An extensive shakedown will provide the finishing touch to our preparations.” Dani confirmed: “The test in Spain was great.”

After an intensive preparation period the entire MINI WRC Team is filled with anticipation ahead of the first meeting with the competition. “It was an accelerated development programme during which we constantly pushed to our limits,” says Wilcock. “We will find out how good we are when we take on the competition in Sardinia.”

MINI WRC Team: Dress rehearsal ahead of debut

MINI WRC Team: Dress rehearsal ahead of debut

Photos: MINI Motorsport

source: www.minimotorsport.com


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