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Premiere at the Nürburgring: First race for the new MINI John Cooper Works from Bulldog Racing.
20.03.2023 Press Release
The first race for the new MINI John Cooper Works and race premiere for Charlie Cooper (GBR) in the 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series.
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Nürburg. The 2023 endurance season at the Nürburgring
has started. On Saturday, the newly built MINI John Cooper Works from
Bulldog Racing completed its first race kilometers in the "Green
The team used the season opener of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as a test under racing conditions to gain important knowledge about the new vehicle.
With the starting number 468 Charlie Cooper (GBR), and Sebastian Sauerbrei (GER) started in the new MINI John Cooper Works in the class VT2-FWD.
Charlie Cooper (GBR), whose grandfather John Cooper invented the Mini Cooper in 1961, celebrated his race premiere on the Nordschleife and took the opportunity to adjust to the extremely demanding track. He passed his DMSB Permit Nordschleife just the day before in the new MINI John Cooper Works. His fastest lap during the race was a 10:35.194.
In a strong starting phase, the MINI John Cooper Works was able to make up many positions and Sebastian Sauerbrei drove his fastest lap in the race with a 10:10.763. In the further stages of the race, which were characterized by many accidents and Code-60 phases, the team focused on set-up work and finished the race in 9th place of 15 starters in its class.
After four hours, 21 completed laps and a total of five pit stops required for set-up work, the MINI John Cooper Works from Bulldog Racing ultimately saw the chequered flag and finished in 88th place out of 118 drivers.
In two weeks, the driver duo of Charlie Cooper (GBR) and Sebastian Sauerbrei (GER) will compete again for Bulldog Racing at the second race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series on April 1, 2023.
CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.
MINI John Cooper Works (Fuel consupmtion combined in l/100 km: - (NEFZ) / 6,9-6,6 (WLTP), CO2-Emissions combined in g/km: - (NEFZ) / 157-151 (WLTP)).
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