Craig Lomax has suffered a frustrating start to his plans to compete in the FIA European Super1600 Rallycross Championship after technical issues with his Citroen C2 have prevented the Yorkshire driver from showing the potential on the European stage that secured him a dominant MSA British Rallycross Super1600 Championship title last year.
Having suffered these issues at Montalegre in Portugal and on home turf at Lydden Hill, this prevented him being picked as part of the FIA Selection process for the popular Holjes round in Sweden, however Lomax is upbeat about what is a learning year from him and the team in European Rallycross:
“It would be too easy to be negative about it all. Of course I’m disappointed’ mused Lomax after the round at Holjes, Sweden, ‘but this year was always going to be a year where we wanted to see where we are!” mused the Miltek backed river
However Lomax has retained his dominant form in the British series, in what has been a very competitive Super1600 category in British RX this year and he is looking to return to that form as the series heads to the Maasmechelen circuit in Belgium for the fifth round of the 2016 championship. Lomax currently lies in second place in the Driver Championship, 17 points behind leader Phil Chicken and with victory at Croft his only win so far, however he is hungry for more:
“It’s been heart breaking over the last European round, being excluded, however I’m now more determined to race hard for the reminder of the season as the car is just now coming good!”