MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid Team have claimed victory at the 2014 Dakar Rally as Joan "Nani" Roma's MINI ALL4 Racing has completed the grueling 9,374 km (5,824 mile) long course in 50:44:58.

MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid Team have claimed victory at the 2014 Dakar Rally as Joan "Nani" Roma's MINI ALL4 Racing has completed the grueling 9,374 km (5,824 mile) long course in 50:44:58.

Even more impressive, teammates Stéphane Peterhansel and Nasser Al-Attiyah came in second and third - respectively - to give MINI a sweep of the podium.

According to Roma "I'm so relieved and happy. It was my big goal to win the Dakar not only on a motorbike but also in a car. A dream came true for me and I want to thank everybody at X-raid and MINI for their great work!" Roma went on to say "The MINI ALL4 Racing is a brilliant car and was extremely reliable and quick throughout the whole rally. It was fun to drive! "

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MINI sweeps the Dakar Rally, Joan "Nani" Roma comes in first