The entry to JWRC
and WRC brought a great deal of positive effects on the product development and marketing activities, nurturing the high sporty automotive brand image, especially in Europe.
Glenn Patterson from Stranraer reads the pace notes for Dungannon's Kris Meeke in his JWRC
Citroen C2, while Claire Mole from Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, one of only 16 lady co-drivers, competes in her sixth Rally GB in a Ford Fiesta ST driven by New Zealander Emma Gilmour.
Wilks added, 'We've had back-to-back British and JWRC
rounds twice now and secured three maximum class points and also a third in class.
Al Mutawaa, classified eighth on his JWRC
debut last year, will be behind the wheel of a CitroE1/2n DS3 and he is hoping to match the pace he had in the opening round in Portugal in May last month.
Suzuki has nominated this event as their non- scoring round, in accordance with JWRC
GUY Wilks of Darlington kept up his Junior World Rally Championship title bid with third place in the JWRC
class on the rally Deutschland at the weekend.
It suits my driving style and it's a bonus for me to get time behind the wheel which will help my JWRC
'It will be interesting to measure my performance against the JWRC
runners and to get a feel for what it's like to compete at world level in a Super 1600 car.'
In the JWRC
, Abu Dhabi Racing's 22-year-old driver Mohammad Al Mutawaa and his co-driver Stephen McAuley are competing in their third Rally Spain and are aiming to finish the race in the top 5.
He was second to team-mate Per-Gunnar Andersson, in the JWRC
class in the Acropolis Rally while previous series leader Kris Meeke (Citroen) was sixth.
With the first two JWRC
rounds of Monte Carlo and Catalunya on asphalt, the Acropolis Rally takes on a new surface for the MG in the form of loose gravel.
In the Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC
); Abu Dhabi Racing junior driver Mohammad Al Mutawaa and his co-driver Stephen McAuley also managed to finish rally Poland inside the top 10, aboard their CitroEa[beaucoup moins que]n DS 3 R3-Max, following a steady but cautious driving strategy.