FORMER WRC MAN STOHL WINS IN ELECTRIC RALLYCROSS CAR
Tin-top champ triesbrx winner nathan heath cote’ s car
British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton tested a rallycross Supercar for the first time on Saturday at Lydden Hill and is targeting an outing in the discipline in the future.
The 23-year-old drove the Citroen DS 3 Supercar that Team BMR boss Warren Scott has campaigned in the British Rallycross Championship this season, his maiden year in the sport, run by Liam Doran’s LD Motorsports team.
Sutton also drove Nathan Heathcote’s British RX title-winning DS 3, first running on Lydden Hill’s Tarmac circuit before also experiencing the unsealed loose surface sections in the 600bhp machines.
“I’d definitely love to give racing in rallycross a go, it’s something I’ve always looked at doing on the side and we’ll wait and see,” he told Motorsport News. “I was actually really, really shocked by the power.
“The touring car is just under 400bhp and that’s enough for when you’re racing up close, but to suddenly have another 200bhp plus was definitely an eye opener. It would be nice to get at least half a day behind the wheel so you can nip away and see how you progress.
“The gravel was a bit different to what I’m used to, you have to preempt what’s coming more. Obviously it’s loose so everything underneath you is moving around and you’ve got to add that into the inputs. You’ve got to turn a little bit earlier to allow that to all come into effect by the time you actually get to the corner.”
Sutton also drove his championshipwinning Subaru Levorg BTCC car at the Kent venue, and took part in a race against fellow British champion Heathcote in his DS3.
Sutton drove champ’s car