This is the view of Roma’s navigator, Michel Perin, when his head isn’t buried in a route book. Secured in a Recaro seat with Sparco belts, Perin has two rally computers in front of him to aid navigation. Unlike desert racing in the United States, GPS navigation systems are not allowed, and Perin must find his way using a route book. The two empty mounts house ASO-supplied GPS units, but they only turn on when the vehicle is within 50 meters of a waypoint to log that the vehicle has passed by. Once through it, they shut off and Perin is back to work trying to get the MINI to the next one. It is not uncommon to see vehicles coming from different directions and circling out in the desert in an effort to find a waypoint. The small display on the upper right of the dash is an ERTF Speedocap, which helps to keep the MINI from speeding on liaison sections. Not visible are the vents located at the top of the cockpit that actually blow air conditioning to keep the occupants cool. Sitting in the driver’s seat, Nani controls an exotic Sadev six-speed sequential transmission with the white shifter. The black shifter in the middle controls the turning brakes, while the other locks the center differential.