Lomax hounded by bad luck at BRX Round 2

BRX round 2 – Over the Easter weekend Craig Lomax and his XtremeRX team travelled South for the traditional Easter weekend meeting at Lydden Hill the Spiritual home of Rallycross for BRX round 2 of the 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship.

BRX Rouns 2 – Lomax was looking to extend his lead on the Super 1600 championship after his win at the opening round at Croft at the beginning of the month.

The main talking point before proceedings got underway was the weather with storm Katie forecast to hit the Kent circuit over the 2 days.

BRX Round 2

MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 2 2016. Lydden Hill Circuit

Lomax, however didn’t let this deter him from the business at hand and in a very strong field made up of a lot of top European teams and drivers he was the fastest Brit by a margin of 2 seconds even starting from the back of the grid and having to negotiate most of the field for qualifying 1.

In Qualifying 2 Lomax drew yet another back row start and was the only British driver to feature in his race eventually scoring a 10th overall place for the session. Qualifying 3 saw Lomax draw a fourth spot on the start grid behind the eventual event winner the young Latvian driver Kasparas Navickas. He drove a great session putting in a top five overall place.

However, the pace had taken its toll on his newly rebuilt engine and the difficult decision was made to save the engine from further damage and withdraw before the semi-finals, where Lomax had secured a fourth place on the start grid.

More images can be seen in the gallery here. Full results and championship standings can be view on the British Rallycross website

Craig Lomax, #24:

‘Such a disappointing weekend the team had all work very hard to get the car ready for this round and we were showing great pace, especially with some of the top European drivers to race against.

But with the opening European round coming up in April we have to conserve our resources, so we made the difficult decision to withdraw after qualifying’

Thanks to all the team and all my sponsors and to Impulse for the ongoing engine development.’

The championship now heads to Pembrey Circuit in Wales for a double header over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *