2015 British Rallycross Super1600 Champion Craig Lomax made a clear statement to critics who have said his Championship victory was easy by dominating a competitive Super1600 field at the August Bank Holiday meeting held at Lydden Hill.
Lomax had added pressure to perform during the raceday activities as his Xtreme Motorsport Citroen C2 was using a brand new upgraded engine against the largest field of Super 1600 runners so far in 2015.
Amidst the damp and slippery conditions at Lydden, Lomax found himself drawn towards the rear of the grid for heat one, however the prowess of this new engine told as he made his way up through the challengers. But a spin going into Cheshunts Drift caused him to lose places and Lomax came home third in heat one. The Citroen driver regrouped ahead of heat two and went on to win heats two and three convincingly.
For the A Final, Lomax lined up in pole position and took the lead off the line. He took his Joker Lap on lap three and once Michael Boak took his own Joker Lap, the 2015 Champion forged ahead into a lead he would not lose and take victory in the Super1600 A Final.
Lomax felt justified in his victorious performance during the difficult conditions at Lydden Hill.
“We wanted to go out and make a point. A lot of people have said we have won the championship this year without being tested. I think that today we have proven we have a championship winning car!”
The final round of the British Rallycross Championship takes place at Croft in Yorkshire on October 10 with the British Rallycross Grand Prix taking place on October 11.