Former Irish Tarmac Champion Garry Jennings will drive An R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage on the forthcoming John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally.
According to Spencer Sport who are supplying the car ;
“Spencer Sport are the UK and Ireland distributor for the R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage, we are always looking to extend the development of the car and increase the level of exposure surrounding it. Therefore, when the opportunity came up to have someone in the car with the experience and profile of Garry, we were very happy to bring things together to make this happen.”
The car Jennings will drive will have come fresh from the factory in Sweden. It will be the first of the R5 spec Mitsubishis to appear with the new face-lift front and rear ends that coincide with the cosmetic updates of the standard Mirage model.
Garry Jennings Commented;
“I’m extremely pleased to be asked by Spencer Sport to drive the Mitsubishi Mirage on the Ulster Rally”
“I’ve been watching the development of the car since it was launched. It looks fantastic and I’ve heard some excellent reports. They say it’s great to drive but there’s really only one way to find out.”
“I know it’s going to be different from the WRC car I usually use, but I’m looking forward to finding out what the Mirage is like and working with the team to establish a good Irish Tarmac set up, as well as helping them promote the car over here.”
“I have to thank Spencer Sport for this opportunity together with my personal sponsors, especially ‘Go’, Irish Access Mats and Donnelly Group, for their support.”
Jennings, from Kesh in county Fermanagh will test the car for the team during the week leading up to the rally. He will be co-driven on the event by his regular co-driver, the highly experienced Rory Kennedy from Letterkenny.
They will be joined by their Spencer Sport teammates, Welshmen Tom Cave and James Morgan in their Fiesta R5, who are currently lying second in the MSA British Rally Championship.
Taking place on 19th & 20th August, the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally will host the sixth round of the British Championship and the sixth round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, as well as a round of the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship and the FIA Celtic Rally Trophy.
The Spencer Sport team is supported by: Spencer ECA, Michelin, Oil 4 Wales, Reeds Construction & Engineering, Trefeddian Hotel, PIAA lights, Speedline wheels, Rugbi Industrial Supplies, Nicky Grist Motorsports, Omega Lubricants and Atech Racing.