JRM World RX came to the World RX of Norway looking for a better performance after the debut of the 2.0 litre turbocharged BMW Mini at Lydden Hill, however they proved as a team that they can rise to any challenge in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The Daventry based team showed good pace on the first day of Qualifying at Hell in Norway as Liam Doran took his car to the fastest time in his Q1 race, however disaster struck in Q2 as the British Bomb suffered contact into turn one and this saw the BMW Mini roll out of contention and leaving a lot of repair work for the team to get the car ready for Q3 on Sunday.
JRM World RX worked throughout the night to get the car ready for action again and they succeeded in this task as Doran lined up for his Q3 race on Sunday. He rewarded the team for all of thier hard work by finishing in second place in his Q3 and Q4 races, however this would leave in him to finish overall in 17th place and outside the top 12 for the Semi-Finals.
Doran, who stayed with the team as they worked to repair the car, praised them for their efforts:
“The boys have done a great job. The last roll that looked really slow and boring did a load of damage to the car but thankfully the chassis and roll cage were all fine so it was repairable – even if it did take pretty much the whole night,” explained Doran. “But these are the challenges you have to face in a really tough world championship and I’m glad I’ve got an experienced and talented team behind me. The boys were faced with a massive job last night but they did the business and we raced on.”
Team Principle James Rumsey was impressed with how the team faced the overnight challenge before them:
“The guys in the team did an incredible job to get the car back out on track because it was far from certain that we’d be able to repair everything yesterday afternoon. Thankfully, we carry pretty much a full complement of spare parts to World RX events and we had everything we needed to get the job done. It was just a question of the techs and engineers digging in, firstly to identify all of the damage that needed repairing, and then fixing everything professionally and within the timeframe we had,” Rumsey explained. “The Q2 accident effectively ended our chances of making the semi finals but the victory for us this weekend was getting the car back on the grid and doing everything in our power to score as many points as possible.”