Championship hopes still alive for Craig Lomax after Lydden Hill setback

by Umar Hassan

Craig Lomax’s hopes of claiming the 2016 Super1600 Championship are still alive after suffering another retirement at Lydden Hill.

The 2015 Super1600 Champion started well in qualifying heat 1, finishing seventh, but the post-race checks on his Citroën C2R2 revealed that there was a problem with the drive, meaning the Yorkshireman had to withdraw from the race meeting.

In actual truth, this would have been the end of Lomax’s chance to make it back-to-back Super1600 Championships, but in a cruel twist of fate, every other car in the class suffered a mechanical problem during the Lydden Hill meeting.

Craig Lomax is now twelve points behind the Championship Leader Tristan Ovenden coming into the penultimate round of the championship as it makes its second visit at Pembrey, Wales for the penultimate round of the 2016 Super1600 Championship.

The Yorkshireman said post-Lydden Hill “I’m so disappointed not only for me but for the team and my sponsors, we travelled to Lydden planning on putting in a solid performance. Sadly, this was not to be.

“However, I am more than happy that my championship challenge is still very much alive. We have to now look forward to Pembrey and go through the pre-race preparation as normal.”

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