JR Motorsports will continue with a two-car team on the Trackrod International Rally Yorkshire this coming weekend, the sixth and final round in this year's MSA British Rally Championship.
After an impressive performance on last month's Ulster Rally and leading the Group N (Production Class) field for much of the event, the outfit has once again 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 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 Bogie. “The season has seen its highs and lows, but I'm pleased to be back in the forests.
“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 last week, the team are happy that its cars have a good-set up for the long fast straights and tight corners of the Yorkshire Forests. After the test, both Bogie and Evans were extremely upbeat about 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,” Evans explained. “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.”