Former FIA European Rallycross Championship event winner Kevin Procter is set to have a busy year as he has confirmed his programme for 2016.
The North Yorkshire driver will return to the MSA British Rallycross Championship for the opening round at Croft on 6th March, however his focus seems set on a full season in the FIA European Rallycross Championship.
Procter did not compete in all of the 2015 BritishRX season due to taking delivery of ex-Nasser Al-Attiyah ATM-prepared Ford Fiesta S2000 and developing the ex M-Sport WRC car for Rallycross purposes. Despite this he still went on to finish in 3rd place in the end of season standings after taking victory at the Croft Season Finale. As well as his EuroRX programme this year, the North Yorkshire driver also plans to compete in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross events being held at Lydden Hill in Kent and at Loheac in France, where he was victorious in the 2012 EuroRX encounter in his Ford Focus Supercar.
Procter explained the challenge ahead for his 2016 season plans:
“With swapping cars at the end of 2014, last year was always planned as a bit of a development season and we knew we would have to spend some time getting the new WRC-specification Fiesta competitive in Rallycross.
“Neil and the team at ATM Engineering have done a great job and we are ready for a full season so thanks to them and our sponsors, Procters Luxury Coaches, for the opportunity to compete this year. We will do as many of the British rounds as possible, which don’t clash with the ERC and am looking for a good result at our home round of the World Championship at Lydden Hill in May also.
“A good performance at Croft next weekend would be the perfect start to our British Championship, but there’s an awful lot more competition this year so it won’t be easy.”
The FIA European Rallycross Championship kicks off at Mettet in Belgium in May.