Lomax’s Championship Hopes Still Alive Despite Set Back at Lydden
Pontefract, West Yorkshire — The British Rallycross Championship in association with Odyssey
Batteries to the Kent circuit of Lydden Hill on the August bank holiday Monday for round 6. Craig
Lomax headed into the event knowing he had to put in a consistent result to keep his hopes of
retaining the Super1600 title he won last season.
Lomax started well in qualifying 1 in a field that was amalgamated with the Super National class
placing in seventh place overall. Unfortunately the post race checks on the Citroen C2R2 revealed
that there was a problem with the drive and the Milltek and Baxi backed driver was forced to
withdraw from the event.
On the face of it this appeared to be catastrophic for Lomax’s championship bid for this year,
however in a bizarre twist of fate every other car in the class experienced a mechanical problem so
he still came away with valuable championship points. Lomax still finds himself second in the
championship with less than 10 points between him and the current championship leader. With 2
round still to come Lomax’s championship hopes are still very much alive and well.
‘I’m so disappointed not only for me but for the team and my sponsors, we travelled to Lydden
planning on putting in a solid performance. Sadly, this was not to be. However, I am more than
happy that my championship challenge is still very much alive. We have to now look forward to
Pembrey and go through the pre-race preparation as normal.”
Round 7 of the championship now returns for its second visit to Pembrey in Wales held on the 25th