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Video: Mini Countryman WRC

Handbrake turns and smoking tyres as Prodrive lets Henry Catchpole drive the new Mini WRC car

Mini Countryman WRC

Henry Catchpole was the first UK journalist to be allowed to drive the new Mini Countryman WRC car and this is a short video of his rather enjoyable afternoon. The test track was Prodrive’s private facility at Kenilworth – tight, technical and ideal for a few handbrake turns... The £450,000 cars were being shaken down before being shipped out to Germany where Dani Sordo would go on to score a podium in the team’s first ever tarmac rally.

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You can read more about driving the new Mini WRC in issue 162 of evo on sale on Wednesday 14th September 2011.

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