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Rob Gibson Returns To Super Retro Rallycross at Lydden Hill

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Former European Rallycross Driver Rob Gibson will return to the Super Retro Rallycross class for round two of the 2015 MSA British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill on Easter Monday.

Gibson was unable to compete at Croft due to a delay of engine components for his MG Metro 6R4, however he will hoping to avoid a repeat of his 2014 Retro Rallycross performance at Lydden where his car suffered an engine failure. Other competitors joining Gibson in the Super Retro Rallycross division are Danny Greaves in his Mazda 323, Paul Smith in his Volkswagen Polo and Paul Haigh, who will be racing in his Vauxhall Nova for the first time in 2015.

After taking victory in his Volkswagen Beetle at Croft in the Retro Rallycross division, James Harrold leads the standings heading to Lydden Hill. However the other competitors in the division will look to close on Harrold’s lead, including Ray Morgan, 2014 John Button Memorial winner in his Ford Escort. The trio of Mini’s in the class is led by Lance Foster whilst Stuart Bowes will be looking to impress further in what is his second event in a similar Mini. Meanwhile Scotsman Ian Biagi will be looking to take a win after what will be an 800 mile round trip in his mini.

The Lydden Hill event can be watched live online via Livestream, with the review programmes being aired on British Eurosport and Premier Sports following the event – listings and information will be published on the MSA British Rallycross Championship website.

For those not familiar with Retro Rallycross, there are two categories:

  • Retro Rallycross vehicles are cars that were eligible to compete in rallycross in the UK or European Championships prior to 31 December 1981.
  • Super Retro Rallycross vehicles are cars that were eligible to compete in rallycross in the UK or European Championships between 1 January 1982 and 31 December 1990, which includes four-wheel drive.
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