The Belgium based team J-Motorsport will run all its rally cars with Winmax brake pads from now on. The decision was taken after the successful run of Kevin Abbring and the DS3 R5, equipped with Winmax pads, in the Rally of Ypres.
J-Motorsport is a fairly new team but it has a wealth of experience and ambition. At the helm we find the experienced former co-driver Fred Miclotte who has spent many years in international rallying. The team is running 2 Citroëns R5, 1 Ford Fiesta R5, 1 Citroën DS3 R3 and 1 Ford Fiesta R2. From now on, all these cars will run Winmax brake pads.
Fred Miclotte: “We were convinced very quickly, the quality of the Winmax pads was top notch. When a top driver like Kevin Abbring tells you he wants to use Winmax brake pads, you know the product must be excellent. After the pre-rally test for Ypres, it was clear that this was the pad to go for. Not only did the pads perform very well, the wear of the discs was also limited. During the race, Kevin set a series of amazing times using these brake pads.”
For this season, J-Motorsport will still participate in the remaining WRC rallies with co-founder Jourdan Serderidis in the second Citroën DS3 R5. The first DS3 R5 will be in a few rallies in Belgium with a top driver behind the wheel. The Fiesta R2 will run the remaining rallies of the Belgian Championship.
“Next year, we want to continue with Citroën. We have quite some ambitions and we want to participate in as many as possible WRC events as well as running the full Belgian championship. For us, it is important that we can rely on a strong and reliable partner like Winmax for all our cars." according to Fred Miclotte.
It is clear that Winmax is finding its way to more and more drivers and teams. Winmax is the market leader in Japan for brake pads in motorsports but is only present in Europe since last year.
“This is only the beginning,“ according to Dirk Van der Sluys of Winmax Europe, “There are many plans for the near future and our good relations with the Winmax factory in Japan allows us to respond to the requirements of the European market, as well in rallying as in track racing.”