This Sunday’s (10th October) fifth and final round of the highly-popular Time Attack series and Pirelli European Drift Championship at Snetterton will see the JRM Group out in force, showcasing its race, rally and track-day cars on the circuit, in between the event’s competitive sessions.
Taking pride of place will be one of the JRM Group’s Sumo Power GT Nissan GT-Rs, which is currently competing in the FIA GT1 World Championship. This awesome 600bhp supercar will be driven on the day by Warren Hughes and Peter Dumbreck, both of them competing with the team this year. This will be the car’s last track appearance before heading off to Spain, Brazil and Argentina for the final three rounds of the global GT series.
Fresh from securing the British Teams’ title, JRM’s rally division will also be well represented, with Welsh legend Gwyndaf Evans demonstrating one of the team’s highly successful Group N Mitsubishi Evolution Xs. Built, developed and run on events by the team, JRM’s rally cars have scored victories across Europe during the course of this year, claiming outright wins on tarmac, gravel and snow!
As well as competing in the Pirelli European Drift Championship during the course of the day, Paul Conlan will join the live demonstrations in the Sumo Power Nissan S15 Drift Car. Un-missable in its bright pink livery, Conlan will be looking to claim his second EDC victory of the season this weekend, having won the previous round at Cadwell Park.
Also being displayed on the circuit will be a selection of JRM’s high-performance track-day and road cars. These include its 360bhp and 400bhp Mitsubishi Evolution Xs and its impressive 700bhp road-going Nissan GT-R. These cars will be driven by Gwyndaf’s son Elfyn Evans, a successful rally driver himself, experienced saloon-car racer Dave Allan and GT driver Peter Dumbreck.
At lunch-time, in what is being branded as the ‘JRM/Sumo Power Parade’, all of the company’s cars will take to the track at the same time, with spectators given the opportunity to see which of these impressive machines is best through the corners and fastest down the straights!
Whilst not on the track, all of the cars can be seen in the paddock, where fans will be able to get a closer look and collect autographs from the drivers. Also taking place throughout the day will be the Modified Live Show, with static displays, trade stands and a host of automotive-based attractions.
Gates open at 9.00am, with a warm-up session for the Time Attack teams getting underway first thing. The Drift cars have their initial practice session at 10.00am, with Time Attack qualifying scheduled to start at 2.00pm. The finals for the Pirelli European Drift Championship take place at 3.15 followed by the Time Attack finals at 4.15pm. The JRM/Sumo Power live action demonstrations take place at 10.30am, 1.00 and 3.50pm.