MERC: Polar Motorsport to come onboard 2003

Polar Motorsport Finland are about to offer Mitsubishi EVO to Middle-East Rally drivers. Polar Motorsport Finland, is the team which led Marko Ipatti to the British Championship in 2000. They are at present building 2 Mitsubishi EVO 7s for use...

Polar Motorsport Finland are about to offer Mitsubishi EVO to Middle-East Rally drivers.

Polar Motorsport Finland, is the team which led Marko Ipatti to the British Championship in 2000.

They are at present building 2 Mitsubishi EVO 7s for use on next years World Group N Championship. They are looking for customers for these cars and are looking to the Middle East rallying.

Polar Motorsport manager Mr. David Stewart started rallying in 1986 when he came to Finland to live.

David Stewart comments on his rallying:

"Started rallying myself in 1986 when I came to Finland to live. We specialized in Mazdas with the GTX moving on to the GTR group A. My company Polar Motorsport was involved in the co-ordination and organization of foreign rally teams coming to Finland. In 1998 we linked up with Marko Ipatti and ran an EVO 4 in the British Rally Championship Group N (Production Cup) culminating in winning the Cup. In 1999 we did some development work for Opel with the Corsa Kit Car but this was not successful, so in 2000 we went back to our strong point Mitsubishi and ran Marko in the Championship proper.

Against all odds we beat the works teams of Volkswagen, Vauxhall, and Hyundai to lift the Championship. The first time a 'private' team has ever won the British Championship. We also ran ex-F1 driver Dereck Warwick in the Arctic Rally in 1997, F1 Commentator Tony Jardine in 1997,8. Natalie Barratt in 1999 and John Papadimitriou in the Arctic and Swedish rallies that year."

They also came to Cyprus last year to have a look at the kind of rallying there. the Polar Motorsport mechanics are ex-ralliart mechanics who out-source from another company in the south of Finland.

According to Mr. Stewart, Polar Motorsports aim is to do start doing rallying in the Middle-East Rally Championship by offering their rally prepared Mitsubishi for drivers to hire or buy.

Also they can offer a great deal to Middle-east rally drivers by inviting them to compete in the Arctic Rally in a special deal.

-duby miller

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