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MINI RX SUPERCAR AND HIRVONEN TO TEST NEW WORLD RX TRACK AT SILVERSTONE
JR MOTORSPORT (JRM) IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE ITS ATTENDANCE AT THE MEDIA LAUNCH OF THE NEW RALLYCROSS CIRCUIT AT SILVERSTONE – HOME TO THE BRITISH ROUND OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY FROM 2018 ONWARDS.
THE LAUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 30 MAY 2017, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AHEAD OF THE INAUGURAL SPEEDMACHINE FESTVIAL. IN THE HOT SEAT, WILL BE FORMER WRC DRIVER, MIKKO HIRVONEN, WHO WILL TEST A WORLD RX SUPERCAR FOR THE FIRST TIME.
THE FINN HAS 69 WRC PODIUMS TO HIS NAME AND 260 STAGE WINS, WITH HIS LAST WRC OUTING AT WALES RALLY GB IN 2014. MOST RECENTLY, HIRVONEN HAS COMPETED IN THE X-RAID MINI AT THE DAKAR RALLY, IN BOTH 2016 AND 2017.
JRM LAUNCHED THE MINI PROGRAMME IN 2015 WHERE THE MINI RX SUPERCAR PACKED A PUNCH IN ALL THE EVENTS IT COMPETED IN, BOTH IN 2015 AND 2016 WORLD RX SEASONS.AS PART OF A CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, JRM WILL BE USING THE TRACK TIME AT SILVERSTONE TO TEST SOME NEW IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD OF THE 2018 SEASON.
‘THE NEW SILVERSTONE RX TRACK IS GREAT NEWS FOR US AT JRM, AS IT’S REALLY NEAR OUR MIDLANDS BASED HQ AND AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST TEAMS TO TRY OUT THE NEW TRACK AND BUILD UP SOME TEST TIME ON OUR NEW JRM GROUP’S MINI DEVELOPMENTS, WITH MIKKO ON BOARD TO PROVIDE EXPERT FEEDBACK AHEAD OF 2018 SEASON’ EXPLAINED JASON KING, MANAGING DIRECTOR, JR MOTORSPORT.
TO CELEBRATE THIS UNIQUE OCCASION, JR MOTORSPORT ARE OFFERING ONE LUCKY FAN THE CHANCE OF A PASSENGER RIDE WITH HIRVONEN AROUND THE NEW RALLYCROSS TRACK AT SILVERSTONE. TO ENTER, FANS MUST HEAD OVER TO JRM’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS AND ENTER ONLINE.
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ABOUT WORLD RX
The FIA World Rallycross Championship is head-to-head, short, sharp racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheatre venues. High profile drivers are equipped with RX Supercars with over 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds. World RX debuted in 2014 with a 12-round calendar including events in Argentina, Turkey, Canada and throughout Europe. An expanded series was confirmed for 2015, with new rounds at Formula One venues Hockenheim in Germany and the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016, an all-new city race was held in Riga, Latvia and in 2017 rallycross will visit the continent of Africa for the first time with a new leg scheduled in Cape Town, South Africa. Race meetings include a number of short, sharp action-packed qualifying heats with the most successful drivers progressing through to the finals.
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