Rumsey misses out at Lydden


Tunbridge Wells based driver Graham Rumsey headed to Lydden Hill Race Circuit for the first time in his career over the Easter weekend, looking to go one better than his opening round at Croft earlier in the month and top the podium.

Luck was on the side of the local driver, as his draws for the qualifying rounds saw him on the first row of the grid two out of the three times. As Rumsey’s weekend progressed, and he learnt the track, his times improved, and he achieved a fifth, third and second respectively, which earned him an overall fourth position for the final. Not wanting to let his hard earned position go, Rumsey got off to a great start in his race, and throughout the final drove hard, but, unfortunately, was denied the podium.

But, in the midst of the disappointment, Rumsey still managed to grab some essential championship points, meaning that he sits in third place overall.

Rumsey admitted that he was ‘disappointed with the result’ at his home circuit, especially as he had ‘good support from sponsors and friends’. However, Rumsey also said that he could ‘see where further improvements are possible’, and that he hopes for ‘much better when we return (to Lydden) in August’.