The Mini is set to take on the World Rally Championship in 2011

Mini are pushing to get back into the World Rally circuit in selected rounds from next year, in 2012 they are going to take on a full year of racing. Prodrive is working with Mini to develop the Countryman WRC, they are using a 1.6 4 pot Turbo from BMW motorsport coupled to a 4 wheel drive system should make for an interesting drive set up. The quirky estate Mini should be a fun car to drive, I can’t wait to see it go, ‘till then here’s a picture.