MINI hatch named best supermini
It’s a New Year and a new win for MINI, as the British brand is named best Supermini in The Sunday Times Top 100 Cars of 2016. Fending off stiff competition in its category, the MINI Hatch was commended by The Sunday Times judges for its hi-tech engines coupled with its refined ride, road noise and comfort.
As part of the MINI ALL4 Racing team, London-based Hunt, 26, will drive 10,000 kilometres across deserts, mountains, sand dunes and salt flats through South America in the ultimate orienteering and endurance test.
2016 will represent the first time Hunt competes in the Dakar Rally but he has already made big strides in the world of rally driving. He was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ in his first year of world championship rallying in 2011 and more recently earned a podium place at the Abu Dhabi Dessert Challenge this year on his debut in the MINI ALL4 Racing.
MINI ALL4 Racing driver Nasser Al-Attiyah won the Dakar Rally in 2015, securing MINI its fourth consecutive title.