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Mission accomplished for Mpart Sport in Japan with impressive podium finish

19th September 2017

Driving an Mpart Sport built R5-specification Mitsubishi Mirage, Swedish crew Robert Blomberg and Lars Andersson finished a highly credible second in Rally Hokkaido, the Japanese round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship. This impressive result in such a challenging event clearly endorsed the Mirage as a true contender in the championship’s AP4 category.

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Jari Ketomaa claims podium finish in Malaysia
Three Mpart AP4 Mirages compete in Rally Johor

22nd August 2017

The Rally Johor is this year’s Malaysian round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship and, having finished second in the equivalent event last year, the MPart team were eager to repeat the performance. Using his experience from 2016 when he described the event as ‘the most challenging rally in the world’,  Jari Ketomaa together with his co-driver Ville Mannisenmäki, finished third and in doing so, claimed their second podium result of the season.

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JOB VACANCIES

June 2017

Career opportunities in the motorsport industry.
It’s an exciting time for Mpart AB as it expands to cope with rapidly increasing customer demand. The company is therefore looking to recruit a number of skilled and motivated staff to fill a variety of positions in its busy motorsport workshops.

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Full season in Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for MPart Mitsubishis

16th March 2017

Swedish constructor of the rally-developed Mitsubishi Mirage/Space Star, MPart AB, is pleased to announce that two of its cars will contest a full season in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. One will be driven by Finnish ace Jari Ketomaa, the other by British National Cup Champion Robert Blomberg from Sweden.

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Ketomaa consolidates in Finland

20th February 2017

A second place in the FIA Baltic Trophy was consolidation for Jari Ketomaa and co-driver Mikael Korhonen on this weekend’s Vaakuna Rally.

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Success in Malaysia for R5 Specification Mitsubishi

31st October 2016

The Mpart team achieved what has been hailed as a ‘momentous result’ this weekend, when Jari Ketomaa and Mikko Lukka finished an impressive second overall in the Malaysian Rally driving an R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage. The result was made even more rewarding taking into account the extreme conditions the car and crew had to endure during the two-day, 14-stage, 234 kilometre event.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi to make competition debut in Asia

20th October 2016

Manufacturer of the R5 specification Mitsubishi - Sweden-based Mpart AB - is pleased to confirm that one of its cars will compete for the first time on the Asian continent.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi takes Jersey Rally victory

17th October 2016

Following a fiercely fought battle throughout the event, British driver Simon Mauger scored the first outright win for the Spencer Sport Mitsubishi Mirage and in doing so, scored his sixth personal victory in the Jersey Rally. He and co-driver Brian Cammack ended the 31-stage event with an eventual winning margin of 4.7 seconds.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi claims first championship title

19th September 2016

Saturday 17th September marked an historic occasion for the R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage/Space Star, when Robert Blomberg and co-driver Lars Andersson claimed the MSA British Rally Championship National Rally Cup title.  Their second place on the Rally Isle of Man – the seventh and final round of the British Rally Championship – secured their victory in the category that they had led since the middle of the season.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi gets closer to winning BRC National Rally Cup in Ulster

25th August 2016

Robert Blomberg and Lars Andersson scored their third consecutive win in the British Rally Championship National Rally Cup on the Ulster Rally, which took place on 19th & 20th August. The Swedish Mitsubishi crew now edge closer to winning the category title with one round left to go.

 

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R5 specification Mitsubishi gets facelift

14th August 2016

Manufacturers of the R5 specification Mitsubishi, Mpart AB of Örebro in Sweden, are pleased to reveal a facelift update for the car. The main changes include new front and rear sections of the bodywork that are in keeping with the 2016 design for the standard production Mirage and Space Star models.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi takes second victory in a row in British Rally Championship National Cup

13th July 2016

For the second time in as many events, Robert Blomberg and co-driver Lars Andersson from Trollhättan won a round of the British Rally Championship National Rally Cup.  Driving their Mitsubishi Mirage/Space Star on this weekend’s (9th & 10th July) Nicky Grist Stages Rally, they took the lead from stage four and continued to dominate the category for the remainder of the event.

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I-2 finish on Scottish Rally

26th June 2016

The forth round of the MSA British Rally Championship, the RSAC Scottish Rally on Saturday 25th June, provided a second 1-2 result for the R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirages, with Robert Blomberg/Lars Andersson in the O’leary’s Sports Bar car finishing first and Jamie Jukes/David Williams second in the Spencer Sport car.

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R5 specification Mitsubishis make their presence felt in Northern Ireland

11th April 2016

Friday and Saturday’s (8th & 9th April) Circuit of Ireland Rally - the second round of the MSA British and FIA European Rally Championships – saw two R5 specification Mitsubishis take part in the national section of the event. Jamie Jukes and co-driver David Williams from Wales brought their Spencer Sport car home second in the BRC National Rally Cup, whilst Swedes Robert Blomberg and Lars Andersson finished fifth in the O’Learys Sports Bar car.

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R5 specification Mitsubishis 1st and 2nd in British Rally Championship National Cup

7th March 2016

Driving an R5 specification Mitsubishi for the Spencer Sport rally team, Osian Pryce and co-driver Dales Furniss won the opening round of the BRC National Rally Cup on this weekend’ (5th & 6th March) Mid Wales Stages. In doing so, the Welsh crew also finished an impressive fifth overall in the MSA British Rally Championship event against tough opposition.

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Three Mitsubishis to run in first round of the British Rally Championship

1st March 2016

We are pleased to report there will be three R5 specification Mitsubishis competing on the first round of the renewed MSA British Rally Championship - the Mid Wales Stages - which takes place this coming weekend, 5th & 6th March. All three will be competing the BRC B class, the national category of the event.

 

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Jari Ketomaa scores another top result for the R5 specification Mitsubishi

29th February 2016

This weekend’s Vaakuna Rally saw Jari Ketomma provide the R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage with another top result, the three-times Finnish Rally Champion bringing the car home in fourth place overall. Following the event he praised the car’s impressive handling over the rally’s eight winter stages.

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Good result for Spencer Sport

22nd February 2016

Driving the Spencer Sport Mitsubishi Mirage, Jamie Jukes and his co-driver Dave Williams from Wales got their season off to an impressive start on Sunday’s (21st February) Llandovery-based Red Kite Stages. After loosing time due to a puncture on the first stage, they fought back over the remaining five to finish fourth overall.

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Jari Ketomaa to drive Mitsubishi R5 on Vaakuna Rally

13th February 2016

Three-times Finnish Rally Champion and WRC 2 regular Jari Ketomaa will drive an R5 specification Mitsubishi in this month's Vaakuna Rally. Having tested the car as part of its development programme in both the UK and Sweden, the event marks the experienced Finn’s first competitive outing in the Mitsubishi.

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Spencer Sport proves pace of Mitsubishi R5 on Wales Rally GB National

15th November 2015

To provide a true test of performance, Spencer Sport entered two R5 specification Mitsubishis in the Wales Rally GB National, an event that runs alongside the final round of the World Rally Championship. Consequently, as well as test the competitiveness of the car at national level, comparisons could be made against similar specification cars that were contesting the same stages in the international event.

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Spencer Sport reveals forthcoming plans and price for R5 Mitsubishi

29th October 2015

Following the recent announcement that south-west Wales based Spencer Sport will be the official distributors of the Mitsubishi R5 in the UK and Ireland, the company is pleased to announce it’s immediate plans and confirm the price of the car.

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Mitsubishi R5 shows potential on Cambrian Rally before early exit

19th October 2015

After a week of highly successful testing with the Mitsubishi R5, on both gravel and asphalt surfaces, the outcome of the north Wales-based Cambrian Rally was certainly not what the Spencer Sport team was hoping for, or indeed expected.

 

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Spencer Sport becomes official distributor for the R5 specification Mitsubishi for UK and Ireland

15th October 2015

South-west Wales based Spencer Sport has been appointed as the official distributor for the new R5 specification Mitsubishi in the UK and Ireland.

 

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Successful competitive debut underlines new Mitsubishi’s gravel credentials

30th March 2015 Dolgellau, Wales

The test and development programme for the R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage took a major step forward this weekend, when the car competed in Rally North Wales. The rally was entered to provide a true picture of how the Mitsubishi would handle in real rally conditions in UK forests. It also signified the car’s first ever competitive outing and its first public appearance on gravel.

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First asphalt outing reveals R5 specification Mitsubishi’s potential

23rd March 2015 Emmeloord, Holland

This weekend saw the development of the R5 specification Mitsubishi take a significant step forward, when it took part in the Tank S Rally in Holland. It was the car’s first extensive run on asphalt and the Mpart team – the operation behind the R5 specification Mitsubishi project – were not only pleased with the outcome, but reassured that the car is competitive.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi development programme gathers pace

16th March 2015 Örebro, Sweden

Following a series of successful tests in Sweden over the past few weeks, the development of the R5 specification Mitsubishi will move to its next phase in the second-half of this month, with the car set to take part in the Emmeloord-based Tank S Rally on 21st March and the Rally of North Wales a week later on 28th March.

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R5 specification Mitsubishi gets set for extensive test and development programme

7th February 2015 Örebro, Sweden

Following its brief appraisal outing in January, the new R5 specification Mitsubishi is now going through a process of technical accreditation. This included a visit by representatives of the SBF (Svenska Bilsportförbundet - the governing body for Motorsport in Sweden), who are now assessing the information.

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