WRC Team Mini Portugal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Mini WRC Team)
Jump to: navigation, search
Team Mini Portugal
Full name WRC Team Mini Portugal
Base Italy Milan, Italy
Team principal(s) Mario Stagni
Drivers Portugal Armindo Araújo
Brazil Paulo Nobre
Australia Chris Atkinson
Co-drivers Portugal Miguel Ramalho
Brazil Edu Paula
Belgium Stéphane Prévot
Chassis Mini John Cooper Works WRC
Tyres Michelin
World Rally Championship career
Debut 2012 Rally of Sweden
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Rally wins 0

The WRC Team Mini Portugal is Mini's factory-supported World Rally Championship team.[1]

Established in February 2012 after the Prodrive-run Mini WRC Team had its support from parent company BMW reduced, the team debuted at the Rally of Sweden. The WRC Team Mini Portugal was formed out of the merger of the Mini entries of Armindo Araújo World Rally Team and Palmeirinha Rally, which were both run by the Motorsport Italia firm for drivers Armindo Araújo and Paulo Nobre respectively. Team Mini Portugal were registered as a manufacturer entry, while the Prodrive WRC Team was demoted to a works-supported private team. The manufacturers points that had been scored by Armindo Araújo World Rally Team and Palmeirinha Rally at the Monte Carlo Rally prior to the change were removed.

On 16 August 2012 it was announced that Chris Atkinson and Stéphane Prévot would replace Armindo Araújo and Miguel Ramalho as the team's lead crew for the last five races of the 2012 WRC season.[2]

WRC Results[edit]

Year Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points WCC Points
2012 Mini John Cooper Works WRC 14 Brazil Paulo Nobre MON SWE
Ret
MEX
Ret
POR
DNS
ARG
Ret
GRE
17
NZL
17
FIN
38
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
19
ESP
30
- 0 - -
14 Portugal Armindo Araújo MON SWE
15
MEX
7
POR
15
ARG
Ret
GRE
11
NZL
8
FIN
15
15th 11
Australia Chris Atkinson GER
5
GBR
11
FRA
8
ITA
6
ESP
7
13th 28


References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, David (6 February 2012). "Prodrive loses status as MINI's factory World Rally Team". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chris Atkinson secures factory MINI WRC drive". AUSmotive.com. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

External links[edit]