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Mitsubishi takes its Evo X racing

Published: 16 September 2008

Mitsubishi is taking its Evo X racing. Working with ADR Motorsport - the team that already builds and runs the two-works Mitsubishis currently competing in the British Rally Championship – Mitsubishi will enter a race-prepped Evolution X into the Britcar Championship.

Driven by BTCC regular James Kaye, the Mitsubishi works entry will wear the official red and chrome Ralliart livery and make its public debut at this weekend’s Britcar 24-hour race

Mitsubishi Evolution X Racer: fettled for plenty of power

'It is anticipated that the engine will develop around 400bhp which, together with the Evo’s four-wheel-drive system and inherently good chassis, should make it a highly-competitive package,' said Kaye.

If all goes well, Kaye will contest a full season in the 2009 Britcar Championship series. And if interest proves strong enough, Mitsubishi will consider a one-make race-series for the Evolution X, according to Paul Brigden, Ralliart general manager. But he plunge into circuit racing won't affect any of Mitsubishi’s current or future rally campaigns.

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By Ben Whitworth

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