JRM launches new 'National' specification Group N Mitsubishi JRM is pleased to confirm that Alastair Fisher will drive its new ' National' specification Group N Mitsubishi Evolution X in the final round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally ...
JRM launches new 'National' specification Group N Mitsubishi
JRM is pleased to confirm that Alastair Fisher will drive its new ' National' specification Group N Mitsubishi Evolution X in the final round of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the Rally Yorkshire, which takes place on 24th & 25th September.
The 22-year old from Trillick in Northern Ireland will join the team to demonstrate its brand new 'National' specification car and will run alongside the team's regular driver Gwyndaf Evans, who will continue to drive the same Mitsubishi in which he won the Jim Clark Rally in May. Together with Evans, the young Ulsterman will help the team in its quest to secure the British Teams' title, JRM needing both cars to finish above its rivals to secure the award.
Fisher, who will be partnered by his regular co-driver Rory Kennedy, is delighted to be joining the JRM team for this one-off drive and is looking forward to the experience:
"JRM approached me following the Ulster Rally and asked if I would drive one of their cars and of course, I said yes. I was thinking of missing the Yorkshire Rally because the final round of the Irish Tarmac Championship is a week afterwards and therefore this is a perfect solution. I'm really looking forward to working with the team and to see how the Evo X compares to my current Evo IX. I think it will go well bearing in mind the fast stages in Yorkshire."
John Barnes, JRM rally team manager, is pleased to be able to provide Fisher with the opportunity and said:
"Alastair has shown that he has the pace and ability to run at the front of the field. In fact, he has been one of our main competitors this year. We are therefore delighted to give him this opportunity and I'm sure he will deliver an excellent performance and demonstrate how competitive our new car is, even though it is not built to full International Group N specification."
Team Principal and the company's Executive Director James Rumsey explained why his company sees the introduction of the new Group N car as a significant addition to its line-up:
"Our 'National' specification Mitsubishi is designed to appeal to drivers who are looking to update from their existing Evo IXs and for those who want to move into a competitive and reliable four-wheel-drive R4 class car without spending a six-figure sum. The shell, safety cage, and all-round preparation are of an equally high standard to that of the full-specification version, with many of the same components used. The car comes with an option of dampers and all that's needed for competitive rallying, but does not include items such as a dog-gear box or big brake kit."
On sale from this week, JRM's new Group N cars are available fully built or alternatively, can be purchased as a base RS model and kit of parts. Although the company offers its cars with a suggested level of equipment, it is possible for customers to specify additional modifications and components and to upgrade it to a higher-specification at a later date.
Fisher is due to test the JRM Mitsubishi in advance of the Scarborough-based Rally Yorkshire, where the car will make its competitive debut following its first public appearance at RallyDay on 18th September.