At Rally France, the MINI WRC Team finished second overall. Fans couldn’t believe how close it was. The team fell just short of Citroen’s driver Sebastien Ogier by a mere 6.3 seconds.

Still, when looking back over the season, this second place finish is MINI’s best. Its driver, Dani Sordo, did an outstanding job. In Winter Park, Countryman MINI owners feel he deserves another round of applause.

Sordo led competitors following the first day of competition and continued to race aggressively throughout. What was the key to his success? Outstanding MINI service. Winter Park drivers agree. Sordo switched his tires to soft Michelins on the competition’s final day. They helped compensate for the wet, slippery conditions.

From here, the MINI team heads to its next competition, which is the Rally of Spain. The excitement of their recent successes will serve them well in upcoming races. Even better, Sordo will be racing in front of a home crowd. The buzz from fans and friends alike might just be what’s needed to snag that first place finish!

A first place win at the Rally of Spain would be the first win in the team’s history. However, with now two straight podium finishes under his belt, Sordo is feeling confident.

Stay tuned for all the exciting news and the results of the MINI team’s upcoming races.