August 13, 2015

Guerlain Chicherit to join World RX with JRM Racing for France and Italy

Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit will enter the upcoming French and Italian rounds of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  Chicherit, a four-time World Champion in freeriding, will drive a Mini RX Supercar prepared
by British-based outfit JRM Racing.

The two-event programme will mark Chicherit's debut in World RX but the Monster Energy athlete has an impressive motorsport CV having competed in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) and various cross-country rallies including finishing fifth overall at the 2010 Dakar Rally.

"I'm super happy that JRM is giving me this opportunity to drive its Mini against guys like my fellow Monster Energy team-mates Petter Solberg and Liam Doran," said Chicherit, who also holds the record for being the first driver to complete an unassisted backflip in a car.

"I've been following World RX closely and I'm very impressed by its growth, today's quality of driving, the atmosphere and the exciting circuits that are on the calendar. Racing at Loheac will be particularly special for me. I can't wait to see my close friends, fans and the amazing French crowd. I hope I will be able to do them proud."

JRM Racing Team Principal, James Rumsey, added:, "Guerlain's motorsport experience is extensive and that will serve him well in a category of racing where natural speed and the ability to set up a car are critical. One of Guerlain's biggest strengths is that he's a driver who is prepared to attack a new challenge head on - you can see that from his recent record attempts with Mini. He's a driver that clearly likes to put on a good show and I'm sure that will guarantee some on-track excitement in France and Italy."

World RX of France will take place from September 4-6, 2015, with Franciacorta in Italy to stage the penultimate round of the year (October 16-18, 2015).


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