The British Rallycross Championship in association with Odyssey Batteries to the Kent circuit of Lydden Hill on the August bank holiday Monday for round 6.
Craig Lomax headed into the event knowing he had to put in a consistent result to keep his championship hopes of retaining the Super1600 title he won last season.
Lomax started well in qualifying 1 in a field that was amalgamated with the Super National class placing in seventh place overall. Unfortunately the post race checks on the Citroen C2R2 revealed that there was a problem with the drive and the Milltek and Baxi backed driver was forced to withdraw from the event.
On the face of it this appeared to be catastrophic for Lomax’s championship bid for this year, however in a bizarre twist of fate every other car in the class experienced a mechanical problem so he still came away with valuable championship points. Lomax still finds himself second in the championship with less than 10 points between him and the current championship leader. With 2 round still to come Lomax’s championship hopes are still very much alive and well.
Round 7 of the championship now returns for its second visit to Pembrey in Wales held on the 25th September.
Craig Lomax, #24:
‘I’m so disappointed not only for me but for the team and my sponsors, we travelled to Lydden planning on putting in a solid performance. Sadly, this was not to be. However, I am more than happy that my championship challenge is still very much alive. We have to now look forward to Pembrey and go through the pre-race preparation as normal.”