Aidan Hills hits engine trouble at Lydden Hill Swift Sport finale

by Umar Hassan

Aidan Hills retired at Lydden Hill in the 2016 Swift Sport Rallycross Championship as he was forced to retire in the final with engine problems.

The Worthing-based driver suffered engine problems all day despite finishing in Qualifying 1 in fifth out of fifteen cars competing at the Kent circuit.

Hills drove solidly in the semi-final, finishing a tenth off the pace to qualify into the final. However, his car decided to call it a day on the second lap of the final after pushing every ounce of his Suzuki Swift throughout the race meeting.

Hills said post-Lydden Hill “Can’t really put it into words, it’s up there with the most disappointing race weekend I’ve had in 10 years of the sport. We had really high hopes going into the weekend and really thought I had a chance.

“It has now made it really difficult for me to win the championship I have been working so hard towards for the last 2 years. I’m so, so disappointed but that’s racing.

“I can’t thank my supporters enough, Gase Engineering, Arun Signs, DMH Motors, my dad and grandad for all their help, I seriously couldn’t do it without them! I’m just going to go out for the last two rounds make them proud and have a bit of fun!”

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