Gwyndaf Evans will re-join JRM this coming weekend as the outfit begins its assault on the 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship by taking in the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales.
Evans and co-driver Chris Patterson will be re-united with the Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X they campaigned so impressively in the last two rounds of the 2009 BRC season, both on the asphalt of the Ulster Rally and the gravel forest roads of the Rally Yorkshire.
“I'm delighted to be back with JRM for the start of this season,” said Gwyndaf. “I have now had a chance to test the car properly and worked closely with the team to get the set up just right. I therefore came away from the most recent test very happy with the way the car was performing, both with its straight-line speed and handling.
“It's a car that I really enjoy driving and it will be interesting to see how our pace compares this weekend.”
The JRM team has worked tirelessly since the test to analyse the data collected and then dial it into the car. Added to this, a great deal of development work has been carried out during the winter - which included significant input from Exe-tc Competition Suspension - and the team is now looking to make its Evo Xs the best there is.
“We believe that we have all the ingredients for a good result. Gwyndaf is on his home patch in a car that performs very well and I think he is going to be the man to beat this weekend”, added JRM operations manager John Barnes.
“We have been very pleased with the way things have gone in testing. We therefore make no secret that we are looking to secure our first British Championship victory.”
Meanwhile Daniel Sigurdarson, British rallying's most familiar Icelandic visitor, will also run under the JRM banner on the Bulldog International Rally in order to score points towards the coveted team's title. He will be co-driven on this occasion by his younger sister Astor Sigurdittor.