The 2020 BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship Production class runner-up Lee Keeler, from Kent in the United Kingdom, will be making his return to the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy Presented by Cooper Tires this season in a brand-new built Vauxhall Astra VXR Supernational machinery.
Keeler, who has previously been doing BRX, was forced to switch over to the BTRDA series as the BRX stopped with the Production class to replace it with the Supernational class. He is relative new to the sport but since his debut season in 2017, he has climbed up the ladder and Keeler is now one of the more famous names in the British rallycross scene.
For the past seasons he has run a Citroen Saxo car in the Production class but for this season he is going all-in with a new car, the Vauxhall Astra VXR is now being prepared by his sponsors MWH Motorsport and Gremlin Motorsport, the car and his season are also being backed by the world famous British Touring Car outfit Team HARD Racing and the XiTE Energy Drink company.
“Obviously we are excited about the calender release and the addition of Spa and also having not driven at Mondello before either we are really looking forward to a fresh campaign with some new tracks against some different competitors,” Keeler told The Checkered Flag.
“We have to be realistic in 2021 and know this will be a big learning curve as the standard is a big jump up but a challenge we can’t wait to get stuck into having not been in a car for what seems like an age.”
Keeler and his LKRX team have always been on hunt for more fundings for this season and as he is a good friend with us at The Checkered Flag, Pontus Lindroos has chosen to be one of the sponsors for him for a second time, the Vauxhall Astra VXR will be fitted with the TCF logo alongside some names from the TCF Off Road RX Cup esports series we ran during the earlier stages of the lockdowns last year.
“We have understandably lost some sponsors through this pandemic but also have a couple of new names to be seen on the car but are still currently looking for further partners to be able to ensure we can complete the full championship,” Keeler added.