Lomax Hails Return To Form at Pembrey


MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 3 2016. Pembrey Circuit (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography

Xtreme Motorsport’s Craig Lomax showed a return of previous form as he competed in the Super1600 class of the 2016 British Rallycross Championship in rounds 3 & 4 that were held at Pembrey in Wales during changeable conditions.

After suffering a disappointing debut in the FIA European Super1600 Rallycross Championship at Portugal, the 2015 British Champion was back to his best as round 3 took place at the welsh venue in the reverse direction of the track.

He began well in the wet and muddy conditions by winning Q1 with a two second margin before going on to secure the win in Q2 with an almost three second advantage. When Q3 was cancelled due to worsening conditions, Lomax was confirmed for pole position for the final, however a driveshaft failure would bring his run to an end.

The team worked on the Citroen C2 to prepare it for Round 4 the following day where conditions begin to improve again. With the Super1600 class amalgamated with the SuperNational class for Round 4, Lomax went on to secure the class win in Q1 before setting the 11th fastest time in Q2 and the 7th fastest time in Q3 to confirm a slot on the front row in the final. An early joker lap meant that Lomax would take the lead however he would fall back to finish in third place at the flag.

Despite his Portugal showing, Lomax was happy with his performance at Pembrey, “After the massive disappointment in Portugal we wanted to get back to running consistently. I think we did that despite the very hard weather conditions, we scored good championship points this weekend.

“Thanks to all the team and all my sponsors and to Impulse for the ongoing engine development. The ‘Yorkshire Pudding’ shouldn’t be written off just yet!”