Heath­cote: I’m still learn­ing

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport All The Week’s Action... - By Dan Wright

Nathan Heath­cote will start think­ing about win­ning the Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship ti­tle if he can score a podium fin­ish at Ly­d­den Hill on Easter Mon­day.

The Pluck­ley racer, 20, se­cured a sen­sa­tional de­but vic­tory at the open­ing round in the toplevel Su­per­car class at Croft last month.

He now en­ters the sec­ond meet­ing at Ly­d­den with the cham­pi­onship lead af­ter beat­ing Euro­pean event win­ner Kevin Proc­ter and Ir­ish­man Ol­lie O’Dono­van to the flag at round one.

Heath­cote, a Citroen C4 driver, said: “I am go­ing to keep my head down and I have still got a lot to learn – if I get a podium at Ly­d­den, I will start look­ing at win­ning the cham­pi­onship.

“There will be more pres­sure on me now than there was in the first race but I will ap­proach the event in the same way as I did at Croft.”

Bid­den­den’s Lee Keeler, 37, will also com­pete at Ly­d­den, driv­ing Ash­ford racer Fred Ling’s for­mer Citroen Saxo in the Hot Hatch class.

Ac­tion starts at 9am. Tick­ets cost £15 in ad­vance with chil­dren un­der 12 go­ing free.

Visit www.ly­d­den­hill.co.uk for de­tails.

Pic­ture: Ral­ly­crossBRX.com

Pluck­ley’s Nathan Heath­cote in ac­tion at Croft in his Citroen C4

Con­nor Yates

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