This year’s Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) will see a Mitsubishi Triton one-ton pick-up truck compete in the gruelling South East Asian off-road motorsport event.
The pick-up, know in other markets as the L200, will compete under the Team Mitsubishi Ralliart banner, a private team owned by TANT Sports in Thailand, with Mitsubishi itself providing technical support.
Hiroshi Masuoka – a two-time Dakar Rally champion – has been drafted in as team director.
“For many years, Mitsubishi Motors competed in the World Rally Championship and the Dakar Rally, winning championships in both of them and improving the driving performance of Mitsubishi cars that can be enjoyed with peace of mind in any weather or road conditions,” says Masuoka.
Mitsubishi Motors – which revived its Ralliart brand late last year – will use feedback from the event to “further refine its strengths including body and chassis rigidity, controllability as well as off-road performance.”
While details of the AXCR, to be held from August 6 to 12, have not yet been announced, the majority of stages usually take place in Thailand.
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