World RX Round 2 – Lydden Hill

World RX Round 2 – Lydden Hill. If your a fan of Rallycross (and if your here reading this I guess you are) you will have watched and heard  about the event.

Yes it was as awesome as everyone says and quite possibly the best Rallycross event I have ever covered! So I just thought I would post a few of my favorite images from the weekend

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

The VW backed Polo’s of Marklund Motorsport are simply beautiful

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

As usual the Super1600 class gave great racing all weekend

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

The Ford OMSE Team couldn’t have started the new FIA World Championship better

One thing was sure the worlds motorsport eyes were firmly on Lydden for the event. No mean claim considering it was the Monaco GP on the same weekend! I even heard a leading UK Motorsport Journalist say he couldn’t remember the last time he had to que to enter a race circuit, and he wasn’t being sarcastic!

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

A packed Lydden Hill on a sunny day 2 of the Autosport World RX of Great Britain.

A 38 Supercar entry. Thats nearly 23,000 BHP on show!

The feeling in the paddock was simply electric all weekend. Its always good with rallycross but this was simply something else.

I must admit I was totally won over by the RX Lites

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

RX Lites.Yigit Alparslan Timur (TUR) – Toksport WRT and Kevin Eriksson (SWE) – OlsbergsMSE AB (11) collide.

Full of action with some top name drivers ex F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr drove one for the first time.

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

Nelson Piquet Jr (ARG) (7) who eventually found his pace on Sunday.

But it was X-Games Silver medalist and Red Bull athelete American Michell De Jong that took the honours.

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

Mitchell De Jong (USA) – OlsbergsMSE AB (24)

There was also a Group B demonstration. Which sadly demonstrated just why they were banned as Pat Doran’s newly restored RS200 developed a fault and spectacularly burst into flames. Pat escaped with minor burns but ‘Rosy’ the nickname the car was given might now be consigned to memory.

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

The Ford RS200 of Pat Doran. Restored to its former glory. A little later it suffered a catastrophic fire whilst Pat was driving it. Thankfully he was OK

At the end of the day, however the spoils went to Mr ‘Like a Boss’ Andreas Bakkerud.

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

Andreas BAKKERUD (NOR) – OlsbergsMSE AB (13) leads Robin LARSSON (SWE) – Bergs Fegan (4)

Andrew Jordan made his return to rallycross and it could not have been written! I have never heard a crowd at Lydden cheer as loudly!

World RX Round 2 - Lydden Hill

Andrew JORDAN (GBR) – OlsbergsMSE AB (77) secured third place of the Autosport World RX of Great Britain.

I will hopefully be covering Belgium, France, Germany and Italy later in the year and I just cannot wait! For more news of the event head over to www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk. All the images here and many more are syndicated by SportPix

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