Lin­ne­mann opts to use Bri­tish cham­pi­onship for WRX warm-up

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Euro­pean cham­pi­onship Su­per1600 front-run­ner Ul­rik Lin­ne­mann will race in the se­cond round of the MSA Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship at Ly­d­den Hill at the end of March.

The Dane will be driv­ing his Peu­geot 208 in prepa­ra­tion for Ly­d­den’s World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship event in late May, where Su­per1600 will also com­pete.

Lin­ne­mann won three events in the Euro RX cat­e­gory in 2015, and is tar­get­ing the ti­tle this year. The Dane has used the Bri­tish cham­pi­onship round in pre­vi­ous years to pre­pare for the Euro­pean event held at the Kent cir­cuit.

“The main plan is to have some test­ing in Den­mark, then to go to Ly­d­den Hill,” said Lin­ne­mann. “It will be good for me, and we are run­ning a se­cond driver this year too, so it will be good for him to learn the cir­cuit. I think com­pet­ing in races is much bet­ter than a test day. We will have our en­gine builders with us; we have some good de­vel­op­ments with the en­gine, which is quite nice. Ly­d­den is a good track and we will come to try out dif­fer­ent lines and ap­proaches, be­cause there is not so much pres­sure at this event.”

Lin­ne­mann: go­ing to Ly­d­den

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