Lydden Hill Ready For Bumper WorldRX Weekend

by Phil Kinch

The Spiritual home of Rallycross, the Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent, is building up to the fourth round of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship over the May Bank Holiday weekend with a bumper show in store.

As well as being host to the 30 drivers and Supercars entered for the WorldRX event, the circuit will also see competition from the RX Lites Cup and the Touring Car categories on the support bill as well as a display of iconic rallycross cars and drifting events from some of the worlds top drivers, providing an action packed weekend for the spectators looking to attend.

Lydden Hill is a popular venue with all rallycross drivers and there is plenty of home talent looking to impress and take victory in the WorldRX round against the regular drivers and teams.

Former British Rally Champion Guy Wilks will drive a JRM Racing Mini ClubmanRX, whilst 2013 BTCC Champion Andrew Jordan will contest his second WorldRX of Great Britain at the wheel of a Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX. Albatec Racing are fielding Andy Scott and David Binks whilst British Rallycross regulars Julian Godfrey, Kevin Proctor and Ollie O’Donovan are looking to challenge the establishment.

American Rallycross star Tanner Foust makes his second visit to WorldRX in 2015 and he will be looking for a third Rallycross win at Lydden Hill behind the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo. Super1600 star Janis Baumanis will make his Supercar debut in a Hansen Development Peugeot. All this adds to an already exciting season which has seen Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg take victories so far.

Winning at Lydden is a special moment as 2014 winner Andreas Bakkerud explains.

“It’s always been a very special place, I grew up watching my big idols racing at Lydden Hill. It was a great track then and it is now. When it’s such a famous place, you really want to deliver.”

Circuit Owner Pat Doran is extremely pleased with the programme put together for the fans over the Bank Holiday weekend, saying: “With the advent of a proper World Championship, the popularity of rallycross is soaring. Last year’s first ever World RX of Great Britain attracted a record crowd to Lydden, and ticket sales suggest this month’s event is going to be an even bigger success. We are certainly gearing up for lots of fantastic racing and another huge crowd.”

The WorldRX of Great Britain takes place over the weekend of 23-24 May.

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