British Rallycross make a welcome return to Mondello Park


British Rallycross Championship Round 5. Mondello Park, Ireland. 28th June 2015. (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography

For the first time since 2011 The British Rallycross championship made its return to the Irish home of Rallycross Mondello Park just outside of Dublin. A bumper English and Irish entry for both the Saturday and Sunday promised the prospect of some Rallycross of truly epic proportions.

It was Albatec’s Andy Scott that headed into the Irish double header as the man to beat, something that reigning champion Julian Godfrey as well as the ever popular Ollie O’Donovan and Kevin Proctor planned on doing their utmost to do.

The big pre news was that Irishman Derek Tohill was to race in an RX Racing Supercar. Making his first supercar return since he drove a full World calender in 2014.

British Rallycross Championship Round 4. Mondello Park, Ireland. 27th June 2015. (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography
British Rallycross Championship Round 4. Mondello Park, Ireland. 27th June 2015. 

 

It was Scott that earned the pole for the A-final, with the ever present Godfrey and Proctor making up the remainder of the front row. After a first corner sandwich it was Scott found himself spun off the track and into last place. Godfrey took advantage and drove front to take his second win of the season and throwing the championship wide open!

British Rallycross Championship Round 5. Mondello Park, Ireland. 28th June 2015. (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography
British Rallycross Championship Round 5. Mondello Park, Ireland. 28th June 2015. 

After heavy over night rain the track was slower but less dusty at the start of Sunday and round 5. It was clear that the RX Racing’s O’Donovan and Tohill were out for a win and nothing was going to stand in their way. It was Tohill who secured pole for the A-Final, much to the enjoyment of the crowd, with O’Donovan next to him in the second spot with Andy Grant making up the final place. A thrilling race which saw the lead chop and change between the two Irishmen. It was O’Donovan who managed to hold on for the win with Tohill triumphantly taking second, no mean feat considering he hasn’t sat in a super car for nearly 6 months, and third spot was claimed by Godfrey.