Lydden Hill Racing Circuit, aka home of rallycross, has hosted the 4th ruund of FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The weekend included the 3rd round of RX Lites Series as a supporting event.
Cyril Raymond finally managed to win a round. He already let the followers aware of his footsteps for this victory. Despite his exclusion from the final race back in Mettet, he was in a close chase behind Thomas Bryntesson. Now he is leading the season classification ahead of his rival by 3 points. It was not easy to step on top of the podium, for sure. He rolled the car, lost qualifying races but kept his hope. With an amazing pace and speed on the final race, he managed to grab his first victory.
Thomas Bryntesson finished second. This was one of the hardest podium successes for him, considering the qualifying race he missed and couldnt score even a point from it, it’s one of those good days that tells you not to give up.
Simon Olofsson was pushing hard to finish at top ranks for awhile. Finally he made it to podium and collected precious points for the championship.
Joachim Hvaal finished 4th but collected enough points to hold his 3rd position overall. Simon Syversen kept a good pace by winning the intermediate classification but couldn’t continue his rise on the final race and finish 5th. Sondre Evjen was not that lucky as he was retired after a touch in the traffic at the very first lap.
Tejas Hirani of Kenya was close to finals, including a race win at the qualifications. He is keeping his hopes alive for the next round.
RX Lites LyddenRX round hosted 3 new names for the field. English rallycross driver and last year’s MSA talent search finalist Dan Rooke tried out his chance to reach the finals but couldnt make it. Emirati Saeed Bintouq, joined the rallycross family for the first time. After having some experience in Middle East it was something different for him but enjoyed every lap of the weekend. We may see him on the next rounds. The last new name was Ali Turkkan, 17 year old Turkish driver experienced a 4WD car for the first time in his life and an atmosphere like WorldRX with motorsports legends. Despite all these shiny, glowing labels, Ali kept his cool and tried his best to gain as much experience as he can. He will be driving in Norway again.
RX Lites 2016 series will be moving to Hell, Norway for the next round which will be organised in 2 weeks time, on June 11,12 weekend.
You can check the full results, race times and as well as overall classification tables at : rxlites.com/results