Mini has the top three spots overall in the cat category at the 2014 Dakar Rally.
Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel won the most recent two Dakar editions at the wheel of the MINI ALL4 Racing of the Monster Energy X-raid Team.
Although the team ultimately couldn´t quite meet the expectations, the squad can be very satisfied with the result.
The MINI ALL4 Racing ran perfectly throughout Dakar Rally.
MINI ALL4 Racing the car for winners – Monster Energy X-raid Team successfully defends Dakar title! Four X-raid vehicles in the top 10 in the 2013 challenge.
Final spurt in the Dakar: Great teamwork of Nani Roma as he protects overall leader Stéphane Peterhansel.
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
Torrential rain once again makes an impact on the race action. Special stage 11 is aborted by the Dakar organisers at CP1.
Another one-two-three for the X-raid Team. Nani Roma and Stéphane Peterhansel second and third respectively.
Cyril Despres dominates for overall Bike lead, but Joan Barreda takes his 4th stage win. Orlando Terranova celebrated as first Argentinean to lead a Dakar stage in the Car classification!
Nani Roma secures his second stage win while Stéphane Peterhansel and Orlando Terranova finish second and third respectively.
All the six cars to get a full check-up which for the X-raid BMW and MINI service crews, they were busy on Dakar's rest day.
Rest day in Tucumán, Argentina, gives the Dakar competitors a chance to regroup and get the much needed sleep before they tackle the 9th stage.
Freak weather makes an impact on the stage result. Stéphane Peterhansel finishes fourth to defend his overall lead.
Wet Argentinean stage ends early for Cars and officials delay final call. Barreda takes Bikes win in morning, though, while category leaders run astray.
Third stage success for the Monster Energy X-raid Team, and Orlando Terranova in the BMW X3 CC secures fourth place on Dakar's stage seven.
Chaleco king in his own country, bittersweet victory for Al Attiyah.
First special-stage win for Nani Roma and Michel Périn. Stéphane Peterhansel extends his lead in the overall rankings after the 5th Dakar special stage.
MINI ALL4 Racing the fastest four wheel drive vehicle as strong team performance of the Monster Energy X-raid Team continues on day four of Dakar.
On day three of Dakar: Stéphane Peterhansel comes third in stage while Nani Roma and Leonid Novitskiy deliver in great style.
On his Husqvaran by Speedbrain, Paulo Goncalves claimed the second spot on stage 3 of the Dakar Challenge. Joan Barreda broke a wheel and lost over thirty minutes.
First stage-win for Stéphane Peterhansel how now takes the overall lead. Tough special stage represented a true navigation challenge for the competitors in Peru.
Joan Barreda earns stage 2 of the Dakar challenge on his Husqvarna by Speedbrain. Matt Fish comleted the first real test of 2013 in third.
This year’s rally route is anticipated to be the toughest ever held in South America.
X-raid team line-up comprises of six MINIs ALL4 Racing and one BMW X3 CC for the Argentina-Chile-Peru challenge. Drivers include past champions: Peterhansel and Roma.