JDH Capital joins the APRC with Rhys Pinter Rallysport
In a major coup for the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, JDH Capital will be joining the championship in a naming rights capacity with Rising young gun Rhys Pinter driving for the team.
JDH Capital has been searching for the appropriate exposure in motorsport whilst also incorporating the appropriate driver to advertise and promote the business.
The JDH Capital team has appointed Jeff Luke as team manager for the event.
‘I’m really excited to be a part of this program for JDH Capital whilst also supporting a young and up and coming driver in Rhys Pinter’, Luke said.
JDH Capital Managing Director, Jean–Dominique Huynh explained the reasoning behind the decision and cannot wait to see Rhys hit the forests.
“Meeting Rhys, it was clear that his resilience and determination would be a strong fit as an ambassador for JDH Capital and we are proud to support his endeavours”, Jean said.
Whilst many of his close friends and family are shocked at the announcement, driver Rhys Pinter is just as shocked of the decision but knows it is an opportunity that he will take with both hands.
‘I’m honestly still in shock. I was not planning on contesting this event as I decided after 2016 to sit out the majority of the year and focus on my career. I’m actually being posted interstate for 3 years just 4 days after the event!
But when Jean-Dominique spoke to me I knew it would be crazy to say no and I am so excited to be able to compete in front of my family and friends and represent the brand’.
As a further shot in the arm for the team, Rhys’ regular co-driver Phil Hall, will be travelling all the way from the UK to join him for the event.
The National Capital rally will be so far be a foundation event, as the team at JDH determines the most market – appropriate events for Rhys to compete in whilst providing Rhys with the best opportunities to compete at the highest levels in rallying.
‘The plan so far is a simple one. JDH Capital wants to support rallying and Rhys, it’s Rhys’ home event and it is not only an ARC event, but an Asia Pacific Championship event. The next step is determining the most appropriate rallies; with the BRC looking like the most likely next option, along with a potential appearance at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour, later this year’ explained Jeff Luke.
The team had hoped to bring in a factory M-Sport Fiesta R2T for the event but unfortunately timings meant that it was not possible so the team has reverted to prepare Rhys’ regular 1600 Fiesta to bring it up to current FIA regulations.
‘The plan was to get an R2T for the event but unfortunately it just could not come together so the car is currently at R-Sport being re prepped and getting the car up to a standard that is both competitive and reliable for Rhys and Phil whilst also meeting the FIA’s safety specifications’.
Further to this announcement, Atlantic Oils Australia has also followed Rhys to the team as the official lubricant partner for the event.
Watch social media pages for the striking new livery set to appear in Australia’s Capital forests soon.