With the re-organisation and re-structuring of both the Touring Car and Super 1600 Calendars for the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship, Several British Rallycross regulars have announced their intention to contest the full European Super 1600 campaign.
2014 British Rallycross Hot Hatch category champion Craig Lomax has announced he will take the step up to contest the series in a brand new Citroen C2, which was on display at the Autosport International Show in January.
Lomax explained how the Championship was an appealing move. “Super1600 is very appealing, it’s marketable for our sponsors and it means we can go into Europe and race too.
“We always planned to do four events in Europe, but with there being less rounds in 2015, it’s actually possible to do a full championship. That’s what we are hoping to do. I’m really excited to get going looking,”
There are other british drivers will be joining Lomax in the series this year. Phil Chicken finished second in the British Super1600 Rallycross Championship in 2014 as well as taking part in the European Super 1600 event at Lydden Hill. Chicken is looking forward to the challenge of racing in the European Series.
“I really want to compete in the European Championship. The atmosphere at the events is phenomenal. I have been to Holjes in Sweden a couple of times as a spectator, and to compete there would be a dream come true. The car certainly has the speed, I just need to continue to push myself to improve as a driver, and the more aggressive and competitive racing environment that the European Championship brings.”
Chicken will be joined by Michael Boak, who has previously driven in the British SuperNational catergory. Boak’s own outfit MB Motorsport will both of the Citroen C2’s for him and Chicken.
Super 1600 is an important step on the ladder in Rallycross with current four time British Rallycross Champion Julian Godfrey a former winner in Belgium in the European Super 1600 class. The Super 1600 Calendar begins on April 24-26 at Montalegre in Portugal.