Former Belgium Rallycross Champion Nick Snoeys is the latest driver to announce his entry in the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy Presented by Cooper Tires in his NSM Cars sponsored Ford KA S1600. He will be competing in the Super 1600 class which comes with a chance to win a one-off Supercar drive in the 2021 season.
Back in 2013 Snoeys competed in the Rallycross Challenge Europe, where he finished fourth in the touring car class. The following year he won the Touring Car Championship of Belgium and finished sixth in the Belgian round of the ERX Touring Car Championship.
The 32-year-old recently completed a three-day test at Essay in France where he experienced a few initial problems with the fuel system on the first day but by the end of testing, left the track feeling confident ahead of the opening round of 5 Nations BRX at Lydden Hill.
“I’m very excited to be competing in 5 Nations BRX in 2020” said Nick. “After I won the Belgian championship in 2014, rallycross took a bit of a back seat as I was buying a house and starting NSM Cars so I’m really looking forward to get racing again.
“We’ve built our latest new weapon, the Ford Ka S1600, and with this we hope to achieve good results. We recently had a very successful test in France and after some initial problems with the fuel supply we made good progress and left France with a very good feeling going into 5 Nations BRX.”
Super 1600 grids have declined in recent years, however, under the new 5 Nations Trophy management, interest has increased with enquiries not just from the UK, but from around Europe too. It is hoped that by the time the championship kicks off, entries will be in double figures.
Following the opening round at Lydden Hill on August 30/31, subsequent double-header events will take place at Knockhill on September 25/26, Pembrey over the weekend of October 17/18 and, due to popular demand, a single-header final at Mondello Park on November 14/15.