MINI CooperMINI Cooper ClubmanMINI Cooper S

800.533.2210
M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
800.533.2210 M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
800.533.2210
M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern 123
Thousands of parts in stock! Fast Delivery Best Price Guarantee Quality & Service About Us
Atlantic British Ships Fast!

All The MINI Parts You Need - In Stock!

Why wait longer than you need to for your MINI parts or accessories? Atlantic British has thousands of parts in stock and ready for delivery as soon as you place your order. From oil filters and wiper blades to steering and engine parts, all the items you need to repair and upgrade your MINI are in stock. We don't take your order and then order our inventory - the MINI parts and accessories you see in our online catalog are currently in our warehouse, ready to ship directly to you.

More info

Fast Delivery

We ship same-day on orders placed before 12:00pm eastern time, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from both our East and West Coast Warehouses.

We ensure timely processing of your order, quick delivery times and very competitive shipping rates from UPS, FedEx and the US Postal Service

More info

Our Guarantee On Low Prices!

Atlantic British strives to bring you the BEST QUALITY parts at the BEST PRICE!

Show us a better retail price on the same brand part/item and style advertised on any other website or catalog and...

We'll match it!

Plus, we'll even take an additional 5% Off the matched price

More info
Store Policies

Quality & Service

Your satisfaction is our number 1 goal. It has been since Atlantic British started back in 1970. Whether you are a new customer looking for information about your MINI and which parts you need, or you are someone that has been relying on Atlantic British for years, we want you to be happy with both the parts and service you receive from us.

We appreciate your business.

MINI Takes Second Place at Rally France

Back to Main Page
Posted On: Oct 3, 2011 By: Charles Kayajian  Category: MINI Cooper News

The MINI WRC Team finished second overall in this year’s Rally France, falling just short of Citroen’s French-born star Sebastien Ogier by a mere 6.3 seconds.

celebrating MINI WRC Team

The second place finish is MINI’s best finish this season, and marks the team’s second straight podium placement in only its fourth event of the 2011 season. MINI driver Dani Sordo led all competitors following the first day of competition and raced fearlessly throughout the competition, even after falling behind to Ogier. Contributing to Sordo’s success was the decision to switch his tires to soft Michelins on the final day to compensate for the track’s wet, slick conditions. The swap allowed Sordo to finish without any punctures or complications due to loss of traction.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for partner Kris Meeke, who again failed to finish after a crash on the second day. Meeke had shown great promise, finishing the first day in fourth place, and sitting competitively at fifth when he fell off course.

The MINI WRC Team will head into its next competition – the Rally of Spain – with a lot of momentum. With two straight podium finishes and Spaniard Dani Sordo racing in front of a home crowd, the MINI WRC Team could be looking at the first win in team history.

MINI WRC car

Team Statements:

David Richards, Team Principal:

“Yesterday we could have so easily have settled for a secure second place but that’s not our style and I’m so proud that Dani was able to challenge for victory right to the end. On this occasion we will therefore celebrate a second place and give the entire team a big pat on the back, particularly Dani Sordo. He managed to keep the pressure on Sébastien Ogier throughout the entire rally, and he’s certainly laid down a marker for his home event in Spain.”

Dave Wilcock, Technical Director:

“Second is an absolutely stunning result for the MINI John Cooper Works WRC. Being just 6.3secs behind Sébastien Ogier clearly shows we were on the pace and, after our fourth rally, being in this position has made us all delighted. It’s been a stunning effort from the team, and especially the crew. Dani drove a faultless rally. He had no punctures, the Michelin tires were absolutely perfect throughout and never once did we ever have any issues with tire degradation. This morning we made a tactical decision to take the soft tire option due to the damp and moist conditions, and knowing that the first stage, which was repeated, had two kilometers of gravel. It was completely the right choice. Then in the power stage to take two WRC drivers’ points and finish in front of Ogier was fantastic for MINI. This is a great position to be in going to Dani’s home event in Spain. We have a lot of work to do before then, but we shall be trying everything we can to repeat this performance there, if not make it a step higher on the podium!”

Dani Sordo:

“As you can imagine I am really, really happy to finish in second position. It is an incredible result for the team so thank you to them and also to Carlos who has been great all rally. I think no-one here expected this before the rally, but we were fighting for the victory and at the end were just 6.3 seconds behind Sébastien Ogier. When you set good stage times as we have here in France, you always enjoy it. Before our first event we did not expect to be doing so well so soon. I am very pleased to be going to my home event in Spain in this position. The car was set-up well here, so I am confident it will be the same in Spain.”

SIGN UP for the Latest Deals on MINI Parts & MINI News!

Please wait while we calculate your shipping cost.....

Parts Question?