Jen­nings to Swe­den for Mi­rage R5 test

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Garry Jen­nings will travel to Swe­den this week where he will test the Mitsubishi Mi­rage R5 on snow.

The 2013 Ir­ish Tar­mac cham­pion will meet up with en­gi­neers from Spencer Sport, the team that pre­pares the car, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Mpart AB, the com­pany spear­head­ing its devel­op­ment.

The group in­tend to run the Mi­rage from Thurs­day to Mon­day and Jen­nings re­mains con­fi­dent there are some big gains to be had from the su­per­mini in terms of its han­dling and per­for­mance.

“If we re­turn from Swe­den with the car sorted then there’s the chance the car can be brought back to Ire­land later in the year,” ex­plained Jen­nings, who drove it com­pet­i­tively for the first time on last Au­gust’s Ul­ster Na­tional Rally be­fore turbo boost is­sues forced his re­tire­ment at the end of leg one.

“The team has said ‘all the prob­lems you told us about were there and they have all been fixed’. That is re­ally why I’m head­ing to Swe­den – to drive the car and find out for my­self if that’s the case.

“Ev­ery­thing is up in the air at the mo­ment as far as what our plans are with the car. Hope­fully once we get ev­ery­thing sorted we can move for­ward. We hoped to do a rally in Swe­den this year but it clashes with an­other event they [Spencer Sport] have planned. We will have to see.” ● The Gal­way In­ter­na­tional Rally, the first round of the Ir­ish Tar­mac Cham­pi­onship, had at­tracted 91 en­trants as of last week. Last year’s win­ner Jen­nings is among them in his Subaru WRC.

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