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British Rallycross Championship – Summer Spectacular

15 August, 2019

Lydden Hill Race Circuit will host adrenalin-filled action as round five of the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship returns for its second visit of the season – the traditional August Bank Holiday event on Monday 26th.

600bhp four-wheel-drive Supercars that accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than two seconds will be the lead attraction at the ‘home of rallycross’, where over 60 four and six lap races will be held through the day. Former European Rallycross Champion Derek Tohill and five time British Rallycross Champion Julian Godfrey are tied for the lead of the Supercar points before the visit to the famous Lydden Hill circuit, but a range of local drivers will compete across the classes.

Canterbury’s Tristan Ovenden made his Supercar debut in the Titans RX Europe support race at Lydden recently but will switch back to his Renault Clio V6 in the Motorsport UK Supernational Rallycross Championship on Bank Holiday Monday, where he leads the points. Ashford’s Fred Ling will race a Ford Fiesta, Sittingbourne’s Darren Scott compete in his Super1600 Citroen C2 and Hastings’ Vincent Bristow will race in the strong 2-wheel-drive class. In the Junior class for one-make Suzuki Swifts driven by drivers aged 14-17, Canterbury’s Tom Ovenden is the most local of the nine entrants and will run as part of the Ovendens Motorsport team with his father Tristan.

Faversham’s Max Weatherley is in the hunt for the lead of the Swift Sport Rallycross Championship, where Maidstone’s Christopher Scott and Joe Booth also race, and Deal’s Don Macleod has become a class regular in recent years. Maidstone’s James Osbourne is the local hope in the BMW Mini Rallycross Championship.

The weekend will also include races for the Retro Rallycross Championship, providing blast from the past action for cars used through the over 50 years of rallycross (up to the end of 1991), with local interest coming from Ashford’s Terry Moore in a Morris Mini and Hastings’ Ray Morgan in a Ford Escort BDA.

The Bank Holiday event will also include a demonstration of the new 700bhp DAF–CF rallycross truck that is planned for Lydden Hill and Trucksport UK’s new Truck Rallycross initiative for 2020, launched last week.

The new rallycross truck has already been tested at MIRA and was displayed at Donnington Park last weekend, but the Lydden Hill British Rallycross event will be the first time it has been seen in its new environment.

Children 13 and under enter free to enjoy meeting Jurassic George along with unlimited free use of the bouncy castles and inflatables. Locally sourced street food, bars, show trucks and cars along with displays from the Kent Youth Trials will continue the entertainment off circuit.

Early bird Adult tickets are just £15 online and are available now at
Driver entry list available at

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