Wilks se­cures full­time WRX seat in VW

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While Jor­dan’s Lydden Hill ap­pear­ance will be a one-off with the MJP Rac­ing squad, dou­ble Bri­tish Rally Cham­pion Guy Wilks will cam­paign a pri­vate­lyrun Volk­swa­gen Polo Su­per­car full-time in the FIA World Rallycross Cham­pi­onship this season ( see page 28).

The Bri­tish driver will race an ex-volk­swa­gen RX Swe­den car used by Jo­han Kristof­fers­son to win the French round of World RX at Lo­heac last season, and also fin­ish sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship. “This has been a long time com­ing, I’ve been wait­ing for a good op­por­tu­nity to do a full World Cham­pi­onship for so long,” said Wilks. “The Polo is def­i­nitely the most com­plete package. You only have to look at the amount of fi­nals it made it to last year.” Wilks made his rallycross debut at Lydden Hill in 2015 in a JRM Mini RX and fin­ished sixth. Solid pace in four sub­se­quent out­ings was thwarted by tech­ni­cal trou­bles. Wilks will com­pete un­der the Loco World RX Team ban­ner. “We have to be aim­ing to make semi-fi­nals ev­ery sin­gle time. Af­ter that, any­thing can hap­pen,” Wilks added.

Wilks gets a Polo

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