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.
Dakar 2013 has its share of glory and problems both for the teams who took on the challenge and the ASO organizers. Yet in the end the final podium at Santiago's Palacio de la Moneda was a day of celebration.
In the five South American editions of the iconic event, the 2009 champions have achieved four top-four placings.
The team won the T1.1 class for petrol-powered 4x4 improved cross-country vehicles for the second year in succession.
Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch captured 8 podiums and 2 stage wins in the world's toughest off-road race.
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.
Twelfth podium place for protagonist Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain as Dakar finishes.
Peterhansel now has 11 Dakar wins! Despres earns another title to make it five in total. Patronelli takes his second championship. New to the legend status was Nikolaev.
Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz are just one stage away from claiming a successive Car podium spot for the Toyota Imperial South Africa Team.
This is the second stage win and ninth podium of 2013 for the Americans, Robby Gordon and Kellon Walch, in the SPEED Racing Toyo Hummer.
Final spurt in the Dakar: Great teamwork of Nani Roma as he protects overall leader Stéphane Peterhansel.
Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain had two riders in the top at the end of the 13th special today. Paulo Goncalves was third and Joan Barreda placed fifth in the penultimate Dakar stage.
Chaleco and Gordon at full pelt! On the penultimate stage in this year's Dakar, a show was put on by Francisco "Chaleco” Lopez on as he notched his 4th stage win. Robby Gordon grabbed his second special victory in his Hummer.
A hot day in Chile for the Toyota Imperial South Africa team. Four SA-built customer Toyota Hilux 4x4s all climbed the leader board.
Status quo in Copiapo after stage 12 in all four main categories.
One Mini benefits from another's mistake while the Dutch Yamaha rider makes first 2013 appearance. Husseini breaks through in Quads while Russians manage Trucks 1-2-3.