PREVIEW: Bryntesson Looks To Extend RX Lites Lead at Lydden Hill


2016 RX Lites Cup points leader Thomas Bryntesson is looking for his third win of the season as the series moves to Lydden Hill in Kent for its third round and part of the support lineup for the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

The Norwegian driver has had the best start possible to his RX Lites season after winning the first round of the Nordic RallyX series and taking two wins in the 2016 World RX support series. With a current lead of 10 points over nearest rival OlsbergsMSE driver Cyril Raymond, he is the form man to maintain that lead at the historic British venue. Although he is in second place in the drivers standings, Raymond has been Bryntesson’s closest challenger and will be best placed to close the points gap.

JC Race Teknik driver Joachim Hvaal lies in third place in the points standings after finishing in third place for the last two events in a row and being only three points behind Raymond, he will be looking for any oppurtunity to close the gap to the Frenchman and keep his title challenge alive. Swedish driver Simon Olofsson lies in fourth place whilst Simon Wago-Syversen completes the top five positions.

The UK will be represented by Dan Rooke, who will pilot a third OlsbergsMSE RX Lites machine alongside regular drivers Raymond and Kenyan driver Tejas Hirani. Rooke, who secured the 2015 British SuperNational Rallycross Championship, currently leads the 2016 British Rallycross Championship in his first season of Supercar action driving an LD Motorsport Citroen DS3 and tested an RX Lites car last year as part of the Talent Search run by the MSA to find young talent to coach up the Rallycross ladder. The young British driver has also been working as a spotter to JRM World RX driver Liam Doran in World RX action.