Rallying-Mini sign Meeke for world championship challenge


LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Britain's Kris Meeke will drive for Mini in next year's world rally championship, the new BMW-owned team said on Thursday. The Northern Irishman, a former protege of Britain's late world champion Colin McRae, is the reigning Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) champion. Mini, whose team is run by British-based Prodrive, will compete in six of the 13 scheduled rounds next year before mounting a full challenge in 2012. Prodrive previously won multiple ...

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