World RX – Jenson Button: “A great experience”

For the purposes of a TV shoot, Jenson Button and David Coulthard were able to respectively drive the Mini RX and the DS3 RX on the British track at Lydden Hill.

Published on 27/08/2015 à 10:43

Pierre Tassel

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World RX – Jenson Button: “A great experience”

“Today was a great experience. » here's how Jenson Button summarized his handling at Lydden Hill in Great Britain, as part of a TV shoot for the BBC, of ​​the Mini Supercar developed by the JRM Racing team, and regularly lined up this year in the World Championship of Rallycross.

Present alongside David Coulthard, who was able to drive the DS3 Supercar used by Liam Doran in World RX, Jenson Button admitted his admiration for this discipline, which is also part of his personal history.

“I grew up with rallycross, indicates the 2009 World Champion. I often watched my father play in the mid-80s, and I loved hearing those cars. I wouldn't have become world champion if it hadn't been for these rallycross basics, that's where I caught the motorsport bug. I love watching World RX on TV. I remember the footage from the 2014 Finnish round, and today confirmed how excellent it is in real life. »

The pilot McLaren had a lot of fun driving the Mini, as did David Coulthard, who had already been able to take his place in a Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo Supercar during the last Race of Champions.

“Rallycross requires strong skills, drivers have to deal with a constantly changing mix of asphalt and gravel. I have a huge amount of respect for rallycross drivers because there are so many more variables. »
comments the now consultant for the BBC.

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