Guy Wilks hopes for successful WRX home round at Lydden

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After a streak of disappointing results in the first four rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, former British rally champion Guy Wilks from Durham, now competing in the series in an ex-Johan Kristoffersson VW Polo Supercar for Loco Energy World RX Team, is entering round five at Lydden Hill, England, hoping to bring home a good result.

Wilks, who has already competed in WorldRX in the last two years, contesting in both cases the British round only, came close to a podium finish on his début in 2015, but missed out on that result due to a puncture.

For this year’s edition, Wilks’ hope is to impress his home fans with a good on-track performance, while also scoring precious championship points. So far, his only points-scoring finishes were in Barcelona at the season-opening race, where he finished fourth in his semi-final, and last round in Mettet, Belgium, with a fourteenth-overall finish.

“It’s been a tough start to the season for sure, says Wilks.  “We continue to take the positives every time we drive the car so it would be fantastic to get a good result on home soil at Lydden.

“We’ve made more improvements to the car and I’ve been spending as much time driving around the KNE track to get me even sharper. It helps when you own a race track and I’ve been making the most of it since we got back from Belgium. The weather is set to be glorious this weekend so if anyone’s not making the long trip to Lydden, they are more than welcome to come along to Karting North East where we’ll be showing all the action live.”

Action at Lydden Hill starts tomorrow, 27 May, with the first free practice session in the morning.