A Mini disaster for the WRC

A Mini disaster for the WRC

Unbelievably, despite scoring podiums in nearly half the events it has contested over the past year, Prodrive lost its status as Mini's official World Rally Championship team last week, much to the disgust of David Evans

The President of America? He didn't get it either. "It makes no sense," said Barack Obama standing in the White House's briefing room in Washington, staring down as the massed ranks of media before him.

Given that Mini's future participation in the World Rally Championship – along with the increasingly capricious negotiations between the FIA and Eurosport – had so firmly taken over my life last week, I just assumed Obama and I were on the same page. That page being the one beamed out from BMW base in Munich.

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