MINI adventure for Swindon staff

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    EMPLOYEES at the MINI plant were given a lunch break to remember yesterday.

    More than 800 workers at the plant in Bridge End Road, were treated to an impressive display as the company hosted the MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car.

    “We’ve got more than 800 employees who were given a display of the World Rally Car which was driven by the test drivers for the World Rally Team.”

    - Communications manager Kimberley Ragousis


    And one lucky employee was even given the chance to be a passenger as the car was put through its paces and shown exactly what it is capable of. Communications manager Kimberley Ragousis said the event was a huge success.

    “We’ve got more than 800 employees who were given a display of the World Rally Car which was driven by the test drivers for the World Rally Team,” she said.

    “It’s difficult to judge how fast it was going, but there was definitely a smell of burning rubber in the air and a lot of smiles on everyones’ faces, everyone really enjoyed it, it was definitely something to remember.

    “And we’ve got round two tonight for our late shift and night shift workers.”

    The MINI John Cooper Works WRC will be driven by Spanish driver Dani Sordo on its British debut at the weekend at the Cornbury Park Rally Show, fresh from securing a superb sixth place finish at Rally Italy, where the MINI WRC Team made its first ever appearance.

    The 1.1 mile stage at Cornbury Park will be the first event British rally fans get to see the MINI in action on home soil and will provide an opportunity for VIPs to accompany Dani Sordo on one of the runs.

    Source - Swindon news, what
     

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