MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition Finishes on the Podium at the 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring​

The famous 24-hour race at Nürburgring is a gruelling race on the 25.378 kilometre circuit and poses major challenges for both man and machine. Several teams were affected on the day, including Bulldog Racing which had to withdraw its starter in the SP3T race car class at short notice.

The black MINI John Cooper Works had the starting number #126 and started its race in ninth position of its class. The early stages saw driver Sebastian Sauerbrei make up several places, both in the class and overall classification and by the end of the race it had made up eight places in class and 49 positions in the 131-car field. It underlined its reliability with a podium finish.

Overall the MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition completed 114 laps, equivalent to 2893 kilometres and took just 15 pit stops across the entire race.

Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI said “I am very happy about this great result - for the Bulldog Racing Team, for MINI John Cooper Works, for everyone who cheered along, helped and did a great job. I am very impressed by the whole atmosphere at the Nürburgring. The enthusiasm for motorsport is in the genes of our MINI John Cooper Works models. With the new MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition, we celebrate our legendary motorsport history. We couldn't think of a more fitting opportunity to present this new edition to our fans here at the Ring and also surprise them with this excellent race result.”