Champ To­hill plans to re­turn to Euro­pean RX bat­tle

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Dou­ble Euro­pean Rallycross cham­pion Derek To­hill’s vic­tory at the fi­nal round of the Ir­ish Rallycross Cham­pi­onship at Mon­dello Park last week­end se­cured the Ford Fi­esta Su­per­car driver his first cham­pi­onship crown.

To­hill be­gan his rallycross ca­reer in the Ir­ish series at Mon­dello Park and was a mul­ti­ple cham­pion in the Stock Hatch cat­e­gory, but hadn’t se­cured the over­all crown un­til this sea­son.

“The car was in­cred­i­bly re­li­able all year, I had a rel­a­tively easy task this week­end to stay out of trou­ble, keep her be­tween the ditches and bring it home,” said To­hill, who raced in the Euro­pean Rallycross Su­per­car Cham­pi­onship this sea­son with the car, run by his own PFCRX team.

“I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted to get the mon­key off my back and win the IRX. It felt in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult as I’ve not done full cham­pi­onships at home since my Stock Hatch days fin­ished in 2007.

“I spent the last two events lis­ten­ing to ev­ery lit­tle sound from the car, which had its own chal­lenges. I love driv­ing at home and I love driv­ing this Su­per­car so now we’ll dig deep with the plan to now move from semi-fi­nal to fi­nals in Euro RX in 2017.”

Derek To­hill lifted the Ir­ish crown

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