May 28/29

Motor Sport News - - Where To Go This Season - JB

For its third sea­son, the FIA World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship will head to 12 rounds on its world tour. We may be bi­ased, but surely the best op­tion is the home of ral­ly­cross, Ly­d­den Hill.

While there won’t be any Metro 6R4s or Ford RS200S – not in the main com­pe­ti­tion any­way – 2016 prom­ises to be the best sea­son yet. Pet­ter Sol­berg emerged as cham­pion for the se­cond suc­ces­sive year last time around, but a host of im­prov­ing and new driv­ers should push the Nor­we­gian harder than ever. Sol­berg could also strug­gle if he doesn’t re­ceive man­u­fac­turer back­ing in 2016, with strong en­tries from both Volk­swa­gen and Peu­geot.

If the two-se­cond 0-60mph time and com­pletely side­ways ac­tion doesn’t get you go­ing, the heats, semi-fi­nals and fi­nal for­mat cer­tainly will. Make sure you get there early as Ly­d­den isn’t the big­gest venue and can get a bit cramped. The Devil’s El­bow can be a great place to watch from.

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