MML Sports Ltd has confirmed that it will be present at this year’s RallyDay, one of the year’s most important events for rally fans. Not only will the company be displaying both its Group N Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX rally car and the Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 World Rally Car, it will also have its full event support structure in place to allow rally fans a genuine insight into the operation.
Mitsubishi rally cars have always been a major part of RallyDay, this year held at the Castle Combe racetrack in Wiltshire on Saturday 19 September. However, this will be the first time MML Sports has had an official presence, since the company was only formally created in December last year, from the core of the successful Mitsubishi works rally team.
Both the MML Sports Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX Group N rally car and the Lancer WRC05 will be at the show, demonstrating the two extremes of development of the venerable Lancer model. The EvoX Group N car will be the latest version, incorporating the recent engine, damper and body developments and will be the same specification as the car which reigning British Rally Champion Guy Wilks will have driven on the car’s second competitive outing in Latvia just three weeks before.
The Lancer World Rally Car will also be the same specification as that used by reigning Hungarian Rally Champion Csaba Spitzmuller as he defends his title against no less than five other, more recent, world rally cars in his home series.
The driver of both MML Sports’ cars on the day is to be confirmed but it is widely expected to be one with considerable experience of not only rallying but also, Mitsubishi rally cars.
The company will also be treating RallyDay as a live event and as such will have its full complement of support and technical hardware in place, giving rally fans the chance to see what a manufacturer-style team looks like in action.
Commenting on the news, MML Sports Managing Director John Easton said: “I am delighted that MML Sports is able to support this year’s RallyDay by attending the event and running two of the most evocative rally cars from recent years.”
“Although we have seen Mitsubishi rally cars at RallyDay in recent years, this will be the first time that MML Sports has officially demonstrated its range and we are excited about having both cars at the event, as well as the full support infrastructure.”
“We will be confirming who will drive the cars in the near future. However, in the meantime, we have several rallies between now and RallyDay, including the next outing for the EvoX, so we hope to be at Castle Combe with a class-winning car by September.”
For more information on the event, go to www.Rallyday.com.