JR Motorsports continues with a two-car team in Yorkshire The Trackrod International Rally Yorkshire is the sixth and final round of this year's MSA British Rally Championship and, after three events on asphalt, the season finale takes...
JR Motorsports continues with a two-car team in Yorkshire
The Trackrod International Rally Yorkshire is the sixth and final round of this year's MSA British Rally Championship and, after three events on asphalt, the season finale takes competitors back to a gravel surface for 90-miles of stages in the forests on the North Yorkshire Moors.
After an impressive performance on last month's Ulster Rally and leading the Group N (Production Class) field for much of the event, JR Motorsports have invited Gwyndaf Evans back into the team to put the Evolution X through its paces on gravel. Co-driven by Chris Patterson, the experienced Welshman will once again join JRM team-mates David Bogie and co-driver Kevin Rae, who recorded their second podium finish of the season in Northern Ireland and will now be looking for a repeat in Yorkshire.
"As this is the last event of my prize-drive year, after winning last year's Evolution Challenge, I intend to make the most of it", explained David. "The season has seen its highs and lows, but I'm pleased to be back in the forests and I'm really looking forward to driving the Evo X on gravel again, especially as the car has been developed so much since the Pirelli Rally."
Following a successful test by both drivers on Friday (18th September) the team are happy that it's cars have a good-set up for the long fast straights and tight corners of the Yorkshire Forests. After the test, both David and Gwyndaf were extremely upbeat with the prospect of driving the JRM Evolution X on gravel:
"The test was the first time I had driven the Evo X on a loose surface and it felt very good right from the start" said Gwyndaf. "We made some minor changes to the suspension and transmission and I came away very happy with the way things went. It would be great if we can get amongst the leading BRC runners again this weekend, like we did in Ulster."
For the team, the development of the Evolution X is an important part of its rally programme, as it is aims to maintain its position as leader in the preparation and construction of Mitsubishis, as it was the for the Evo IX.
The Trackrod International Rally Yorkshire is based in Pickering, with the start, finish and service area all located at the agricultural showground situated just south of the town. The one-day route features nine special stages, eight in the North Yorkshire Forests and one spectator stage held within the showground.
JR Motorsports' 2009 British Rally Championship campaign is supported by: Oakbank Services, exe-tc competition suspension, Lico, Opie Oils, PPG Transmissions and Carbonetics Clutches.