Round Two of the 2015 MSA British Rallycross Championship will take place on Easter Monday at the Lydden Hill circuit in Kent, with almost 80 drivers entered to take part in the various classes including some overseas talent from Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
After his dominant performance in the first round at Croft, Andy Scott will be looking to build on his championship lead in the Albatec Racing Peugeot 208, however victory will be a hard fought affair with such a strong entry list in the MSA Supercar catergory for 2015. Mark Flaherty makes his return to the series in the second Albatec Racing Peugeot whilst Ollie O’Donovan is looking to give his Ford Focus a winning send off before moving to his new Ford Fiesta Supercar for the remainder of the season.
Scott is optimistic of a good showing on Monday and giving the fans a good show.
“I’m really looking forward to Lydden Hill, as it is without doubt one of my favourite tracks,” enthused the Scot. “I’ve had some great results there in the past and after winning the opening round at Croft, I’m feeling pretty good going into round two. The Lydden spectators are always very enthusiastic and really get behind you, and this weekend, I’ve got quite a crowd coming so the atmosphere should be great. Hopefully I can deliver a win for them.”
Meanwhile Kevin Proctor will be out to improve on his podium finish at Croft whilst 2014 Champion Julian Godfrey will be looking for a change in fortune after mechanical issues last time out meant he had to fight back to make the A Final. Also looking to shine at Lydden will be the likes of Pat Doran, Steve Hill, Steve Mundy, Andy Grant, Steve Harris and Mad Mark Watson in his popular Citroen Xsara Supercar. Joining the British Rallycross regulars at Lydden Hill will be belgian driver Jos Jansen in his Ford Fiesta and Wil Teurlings from The Netherlands in his Volvo S40 Supercar.
In the MSA Super National Class, the small margin of three points covers Gary Simpson, Allan Tapscott and Daniel Rooke, however Tony Lynch and Kent based drivers Stuart Emery and Darren Clark are all looking to gain ground in what is a very competitive Super National class for 2015. Super 1600 competitor Craig Lomax will be joined in the Super 1600 class by local drivers Mike Jones in his Suzuki Swift and Nick Potter piloting his Citroen Saxo.
Another local driver looking to use home advantage to impress and gain further ground in the championship is Tristan Ovenden in the Suzuki Swift Rallycross class, where after a strong performance at Croft, he will be up against fellow local drivers Rob Maynard, Darren Scott and Nathan Heatcote.
Also the impressive list of classes at Lydden will be the RX150 Buggies, Suzuki Swift Juniors, BMW MINI’s and the increasingly popular Retro Rallycross cars. All of this on track action adds to what Lydden Hill Owner Pat Doran sees as a excellent spectacle for the fans.
“Rallycross has been the beating heart of Lydden Hill for almost half a century since the sport was born here, and it never fails to produce spectacular racing. There’s a fantastic entry list, and there promise to be some superb battles for supremacy in every class – and you can be sure that I’ll be giving it ‘the full beans’ in my pursuit of the podium!” said the multiple British Rallycross Champion and European rallycross legend, who has made his full-time return to British Ralllycross in 2015.
The event will be streamed live at this link: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1426300/events/3921701 on Easter Monday.