Former British Rally Champion Gwyndaf Evans and new talent Stuart Jones will spearhead the team’s campaign in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship which beings in Carlisle on Saturday 13 May.
The team line-up was announced on the world stage at Autosport International in January giving the Hankook SJR Team time to build and test the Mitsubishi Evo 9 cars the drivers will use on this year’s championship.
“It seems a long time since we announced the drivers but it has given everyone behind the scenes the time needed to plan a serious BRC campaign,”’ said Hankook Motorsport manager Mike Patterson.
“The team has been testing extensively in Wales ahead of the Carlisle-based Pirelli Rally which takes in some of the toughest gravel stages in the country,’” said Patterson.
“The weather will play a huge role in tyre selection for the rally but we have been testing in wet and dry conditions to fine tune the best tyres for all eventualities.’”
In addition to testing the cars and tyres both Gwyndaf and Stuart have been busy preparing themselves mentally and physically for the task ahead and are keen to get the championship underway.