LYDDEN HILL SET FOR WORLD RX OF GREAT BRITAIN
The final countdown is on for the fire spitting return of the spectacular World RX of Great Britain at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent.
Scheduled for its now trademark Spring Bank Holiday weekend slot of the 28th and 29th of May, the World RX of Great Britain is the only time that the high-octane championship will go wheel-to-wheel on UK shores this year.
What’s more, as the spiritual home of the sport – with rallycross having first turned wheels at the Kent venue in 1967 – it is a true blue riband event for the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and one that every single driver in the series wants to win.
“It’s always a fantastic weekend to go racing at Lydden Hill,” explained last year’s winner and current defending world champion Petter Solberg. “The atmosphere and the crowds are very special, and of course we are going there this year to fight hard and win like we did last season. Rallycross at Lydden is a massive part of the sport and everyone wants to win there, it will be an exciting weekend for sure.”
If Petter is to repeat his dominant performance from last season’s World RX of GB, he will have to be on top form though. A full complement of factorybacked entries will be revving up to take the spoils away from him – including nine-time World Rally champion Sébastien Loeb, double DTM champion Mattias Ekström, 2014 winner Andreas Bakkerud and Ford Performance Racing’s Ken Block. Not to mention X-games winner and Kent local Liam Doran, as well as 2015 vice champion Timmy Hansen.
It all adds up to two epic days of edge of the seat entertainment as packs of high-tech turbocharged, 600bhp, four-wheel-drive Supercars – all capable of accelerating to 60mph even faster than an F1 car – compete against each other for top honours in a number of short and sharp actionpacked races.
As if that isn’t enough, there’s a full support programme of junior categories to keep the on-track action buzzing, as well as jaw-dropping demonstrations of stunt driving and Group-b era Retro Rallycross cars. Further information, including tickets to the World RX of GB are available at www.lyddenhill.co.uk/tickets.