Rumsey has eyes on the top Hot Hatch prize for 2017


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MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 7 2016. Pembrey Circuit (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography

With the start of the 2017 British rallycross season just round the corner. Kent based driver Graham Rumsey is looking to clinch the Hot Hatch title after narrowly missing out on it in 2016 by just 5 points! when it all came down to the final round at Croft last October

He was also awarded ‘best newcomer’ for the 2016 season. After a challenging maiden season the Onwatch and Fletchers Solicitors backed driver will be setting his sights on the top spot this year. Rumsey will again be behind the wheels of his Citroen Saxo which was formally driven by Craig Lomax to the British Hot Hatch title in 2014.

The championship gets underway at the newly improved Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire on 19th March before heading back down south to Rumsey’s home event at Lydden Hill for the first of two visits this year. The championship will also make a welcome return to Mondello Park in Ireland for the first time in two years for an exciting double header. The championship will also run over 9 rounds this year.

Graham Rumsey, #45:
“I’m very excited about this year and can’t wait to get started. 2016 was all about learning the unique skills that Rallycross requires. To be awarded with the best newcomer award for 2016 was a really great way to round out a great year. I still have something to prove in Hot Hatch and I won’t be happy with anything less than the championship this year!

Thanks once again to all the support my sponsors give me and the team at XtremeRX without whom I’m sure I wouldn’t be as competitive on the track.”