Rumsey Aiming For Title Glory in British Rallycross

by Phil Kinch

Graham Rumsey currently sits in second place in the 2016 MSA British Rallycross Hot Hatch Championship, however he is looking to close the points gap to series leader Tomasz Wielgosz as the series moves to Maasmechelen in Belgium this weekend.

In his maiden year of Rallycross action, the man from Tunbridge Wells has surprised many with his ability to adapt quickly to new circuits in 2016 and with this weekend seeing his first visit to the Belgian venue, Rumsey is confident that this will play to his advantage as he looks to guide his Citroen Saxo to victory. After a year of racing in Autograss in 2015, he is proving to be one of the surprises of the 2016 series as he fights for the title itself.

Whilst the Massmechelen circuit will be new to him this weekend, Rumsey now has knowledge of all of the remaining circuits to be raced at after a steep learning curve during the first half of the British RX season and he now looks towards aiming for title glory in the remaining events:

“Massmechelen is the last new circuit for me. From what I have been told it’s a very technical track, something that I can use to play to my strengths. After Belgium every round is now at a circuit that I have already driven and know. Which simply put means I can concentrate on winning!”

Rumsey is currently tied for second place in the Drivers Championship on 107 points with Robert Potyra whilst Wielgosz leads the championship on 112 points.


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