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Guerlain Chicherit joins JRM Racing for World RX programme

Guerlain Chicherit joins JRM Racing for World RX programme

Daventry, UK – 10.8.16:  JRM Racing will enter a MINI RX Supercar for Guerlain Chicherit at the forthcoming FIA World Rallycross Championship events in France, Spain and Germany.

The Frenchman made a successful World RX debut with the British squad last year when he drove at Lohéac in France and Franciacorta in Italy. He has been eager to build on the experience he gained in 2015 and has been planning a return to rallycross action for a number of months.

The 37-year-old will kick his 2016 World RX campaign off at Lohéac in France (2-4 September) before taking his place on the grid at Barcelona in Spain (16-18 September) and Estering in Germany (14-16 October). He will drive JRM Racing’s second MINI RX Supercar chassis.

The Monster Energy Athlete has a mixed background in motorsport, having competed in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship and forged a successful career in cross-country rallies more recently.

"I'm really looking forward to racing in World RX with JRM again,” Guerlain said. "We've been exploring many options since Lohéac last year and initially spoke about doing the full FIA European Rallycross Championship in 2016. However, I decided to wait until the new engine was developed for JRM’s two cars. I hope to play my part in developing the car further so I can do a full championship season next year.Guerlain says he is looking forward to reacquainting himself with World RX with JRM

“The level of competition has increased again from 12 months ago with new teams and star drivers, so my expectations remain quite realistic: to enjoy my racing and the crazy atmosphere.

"I'm really looking forward to racing in front of my home crowd again, and can't wait to get in the car. I’ve still so much to learn in World RX but it's super exciting to be part of the show and to race alongside some pretty impressive names in motorsport."

JRM Racing Team Principal, James Rumsey, believes Guerlain’s previous experience will serve him well as he locks horns with the best rallycross drivers in the world for a second time.

He said: “Guerlain took a big step when he joined the World RX grid last season but he did a very good job. He impressed everyone in the team with his professional approach and the way he adjusted to driving door-to-door on a crowded track – particularly on his debut at his home event. The pressure was really on at Lohéac but he used that to his advantage.

“He’ll need to adjust to driving our two-litre development engine when he returns to the track in a few weeks but I’m sure he’ll be up to speed in no time. We’re looking forward to supporting Guerlain as he continues his development as a World RX driver.”