Round 7 of the MSA Toyo Tires British Rallycross championship saw Craig Lomax and his XtremeRX team make the journey to the spiritual home of Rallycross in Kent. The championship making its traditional August bank holiday Monday appearance at Lydden Hill.
The Milltek backed driver started the day with high hopes of extending his narrow lead in the championship. However early engine problems didn’t help his cause. The team worked hard to get Lomax back out on the grid for Q2 but on landing after the jump he broke a suspension arm. He managed to nurse the car around Q3 to record a time and pick up a back row start for his semi-final. Opting for an early joker lap he managed to secure a place in the converted final. He was unable to make up places from the green lights due to traffic but drove a cleaver race picking up 8th place and valuable championship points.
This unfortunate round sees Lomax drop to third spot in the championship, but with only 4 points separating the top four drivers the championship is likely to go down to the wire.
The championship will make its second visit to Pembrey in South Wales for the penultimate round of this year’s championship. Track action gets underway at 09:00.
“Such a disappointing result for us, we had great speed, but bad luck and misfortune kept on getting in the way.” commented Lomax.
We have some big upgrades to the car to make which we had hoped to have for this weekend but we will now have ready for the next round. Hopefully this will give us the edge in the final push for the championship”