Mistakes cost Mini dearly during the Dakar Rally, according to Team Principal Sven Quandt, but he was full of praise for fifth place finisher Jakub Przygonski.
Jakub Przygonski was the only Mini to finish the 2018 Dakar inside the top ten, with the Pole finishing an excellent fifth.
Nani Roma’s Dakar Rally is over after a roll during Monday’s third stage, while Mikko Hirvonen also saw his chances all-but-end after getting stuck in a sand dune and losing two hours to the stage winner.
Sven Quandt admitted Mini were compromised with their all-wheel drive cars during this year’s Dakar Rally compared to those running two-wheel drive machines.
Stephane Peterhansel has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the ASO after being accused of illegally refuelling his Peugeot; X-Raid Mini are to appeal the decision.