Ovenden switches to Super 1600 for 2016


Canterbury's Tristan Ovenden. FIA World Rallycross. Round 4 Motorsport News Rallycross of Great Britain. Picture: Matt Bristow

After securing his second successive Swift Rallycross Championship in 2015. Canterbury based driver Tristan Ovenden was looking for a new challenge and is relishing the move to compete in the Super 1600 class for 2016. He plans to be contesting the full British championship driving the Peter Gwynne Motorsport prepared and run Suzuki Swift S1600.

  • Round 1 of the British championship gets underway on March 6th at Croft circuit in Yorkshire.
  • Round 2 – Lydden Hill 27-28 March
  • Round 3 – Pembrey 1 May
  • Round 4 – Pembrey 2 May
  • Round 5 – Maasmechelen, Belgium 16 – 17 July
  • Round 6 – Lydden Hill 29 August
  • Round 7 – Pembrey 25 September
  • Round 8 – Croft 22 October
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Tristan Ovenden will contest a full British Super 1600 campaign in the Peter Gwynne Motorsport Suzuki Swift

The Goody Demolition and Promac Solutions backed driver also plans on entering the British round of the World RX in May where the European Super 1600 championship is a support class. Ovenden’s first taste of the world stage came last year behind the wheel of an RX Lite. It’s a challenge that he is very much looking forward to as the European Super 1600 has long been viewed as a stepping stone to WRX success producing drivers such as Timur Timerzyanov, Andreas Bakkerud and more recently Jānis Baumanis.
Tristan Ovenden, #72:  “I’ve had great support in Swift Rallycross for many years I am pleased to continue my relationship with Peter Gwynne Motorsport going on to Super 1600, and having been given the opportunity to test the car at Lydden earlier this year, I think it has real potential and am looking forward to the new challenge.