Cornbury Park Estate, Oxfordshire, 14 & 15 May 2011
UK, 14 April 2011 – The Rally Show is thrilled to confirm that the new MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car, launched this week at the MINI plant in Cowley, Oxford, will demonstrate to the public for the first time in the UK, during The Rally Show at Cornbury Park on 14/15 May 2011.
Malcolm Neill, The Rally Show Managing Director, said: “The new MINI WRC is one of the biggest news stories in rallying for years, and we are delighted to be able to offer the first chance to see it. The fact that MINIs are built in Oxford and that the rally car has been designed and built by Prodrive in Banbury, close to the Cornbury Park Estate, makes it all the more exciting.”
Campbell Roy, MINI WRC Team manager added: “We are looking forward to giving British rally fans their first opportunity to view the new MINI John Cooper Works WRC in action. We know that everyone is very eager to see the car on home soil and we can’t think of a more fitting event than The Rally Show at Cornbury Park, just a few miles from where the car is built. The team will only just have returned from making its WRC debut on the Rally of Italy in Sardinia the previous weekend, so there should be plenty of interest and excitement generated in advance of this outing.”
The Rally Show has become a key event in the motorsport calendar; in May 2011, it is being held for the first time on the Cornbury Park Estate, the family home of Lord and Lady Rotherwick. It is an accessible motorsport festival, featuring a wide variety of contemporary and classic rally cars, demonstrating on a 1.1-mile special stage which runs through quintessentially beautiful Oxfordshire parkland. The weekend is for everyone, from the seasoned motorsport enthusiasts through to family spectators.