Bad luck dashes Lomax championship hopes at final round

by Matt Bristow

Round 9 and the climax of the 2018 MSA Toyo Tires British Rallycross championship saw Craig Lomax and his XtremeRX team head to the Silverstone Rallycross track in only its third event.

The Liqui Moly backed driver headed into the season finale hoping to better his Super1600 third place at the opening round at Silverstone back in March this year and hopefully edge out the other two drivers in the race for the 2018 Championship title.

Unfortunately for the plucky Yorkshire driver this wasn’t to be as his eye-catching Citroen C2 Super 1600 car fell foul of the jump at the Northamptonshire circuit in two separate incidences, the first smashed the CV joint and the second snapped the bottom arm.

Despite being fifth fastest in free practice these unfortunate events led to Lomax missing out on the final and effectively ending his hunt for championship glory.

Lomax was still able to secure a well-deserved fourth place for the 2018 campaign. “Certainly not the way I wanted to round off this year,” said Lomax.

“Until the problems, the car was feeling good. I just wanted to bring home a good result at the final round for the team and for our sponsors. But that’s rallycross” mused Lomax afterwards

“We are already trying to pull plans for next year together and will hope to put all the tough lessons learnt this year into practice for 2019”

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