In a year that he will celebrate his 72nd birthday, rallycross driver Steve Hill has plans for podium finishes in the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy.
Hill suffered some poor fortune during the 2021 season, notably at both Knockhill and Pembury. Without these issues, he could well have claimed a long-awaited maiden victory with his unique Mitsubishi Evo X Supercar.
The 038 Engineering-led team has continued developing the Evo X over the winter in a bid to improve the car’s handling to better suit Hill’s driving style, and the team will embark on a full-season campaign in 2022, as the headline Supercar category in 5 Nations BRX visits Lydden Hill, Pembrey, Mondello Park and Dreux across 10 rounds.
“I think we can find a bit more pace this year, especially in the wet. We’re working towards getting the car to turn in better without compromising traction out of the tighter corners,” said Hill. “The last two seasons haven’t gone as the championship planned due to restrictions surrounding Covid-19, but this year is looking much better, and we can’t wait to get racing underway on Easter Weekend at Lydden Hill. I’m especially looking forward to the extra new events and the additional competition. We’ve enjoyed success a Mondello Park in the past and I’m very much looking forward to racing with the French Rallycross Championship for the first time at Dreux. The level only increases every year in 5 Nations BRX and it gets more and more difficult to get on the podium, but with so many points scoring rounds this year, and a lot of double-header weekends, clearly reliability will be the key, along with performance.”
The British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy will get underway at Lydden Hill for a double-header weekend on April 16-18. See the full calendar below.