It was today's (13th Feb) issue of Autocar. It was at Goodwood circuit. Only a very small piece at the bottom of one of the news pages. They state the 200bhp Cooper S works is on schedule for September 2002 release.
The Civic Type-R has instantly become THE benchmark for performance and value. I expect MINI PR people are going to try every trick in the book to knock it off its perch - and why notrich said:Seems slightly strange that the mags are testing a Works S before a std S against a CTR... I wonder if this is a deliberate strategy on BMW's part to create a perception that the S 'bests' the CTR. Suggests a regular S would fall short on these track tests