JRM on the side­lines as it hunts new driver

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

Bri­tish World Ral­ly­cross team JRM Rac­ing, which dropped driver Liam Do­ran last week, will miss the sev­enth round of the FIA World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship in Canada next month.

The team has been un­able to find a suit­able re­place­ment driver for its Mini RX Su­per­car in the time­frame avail­able. It raced at the Trois-Rivieres event last year with Pa­trick Car­pen­tier and LP Du­moulin, but won’t be back on World RX duty un­til the Lo­heac event in France in early Septem­ber with a yet-to-be-an­nounced driver.

Con­trary to re­ports in Amer­ica ear­lier in the year, it will not be skate­board star Danny Way be­hind the wheel. “It’s very dis­ap­point­ing that we won’t be com­pet­ing in Canada be­cause it’s one of the few tracks on the World RX cal­en­dar that we have pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence of,” said team head James Rum­sey.

“All of our kit was sent to Canada after Swe­den and we were look­ing for­ward to putting our knowl­edge of the track to good use. But time has been against us as we’ve tried to find a suit­able re­place­ment. Our fo­cus is now firmly on re­turn­ing to com­pe­ti­tion at Lo­heac and we hope to an­nounce a new driver for that event in the com­ing weeks.”

JRM ran Car­pen­tier in ’15

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