With the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America scheduled for next month, the participating race teams are gearing up for the 16-day event. A new video shows Monster Energy X-raid team member Stéphane Peterhansel practicing ahead of the event.

Peterhansel starts by drifting his rally-prepped Mini Countryman around a traffic circle, then continues his hooning spree in the city of Erfoud, Morocco before heading to the desert. Once outside the city, Peterhansel jumps the Countryman off the Moroccan dunes in slow-motion.

Check out the video below to see how Peterhansel prepares for the 2014 Dakar Rally, which takes place January 5-18 in South America.

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