The inaugral Silverstone Rallycross meeting was Round 1 of the MSA British Rallycross Championship 2018. It was clearly always going to be a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Speedmachine British World RX meeting in a couple of months, and that is all I am going to say about it!
If you want a race report head over to www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk here I am just going to show a few of my favorite frames from the day. Which was quite possibly the coldest I have ever been covering rallycross and possibly any other sport for that matter! I heard afterwards that with the windchill it was minus 7!
EKSRX’s Andreas Bakkerud hits the Silverstone jump in a snow storm
Apologies for the jump overload images, its quite a big jump and there is not much else feature wise!
Sebastian Loeb on his way to winning the inaugral Silverstone RX event
Here are a few more
RX new comer Mark Higgins
Andres Bakkerud with Timmy Hansen in persuit
Steve Hill’s fire breathing Evo X
Triple RX150 champion Chrissy Palmer attacks the big jump
Rob Shield and Tom Llewellin
Sebastian Loeb locked in combat with mark Higgins hit the Silverstone Jump
Super 1600 hopefull Craig Lomax
Rob Maynard and Chris Scott
BMW Mini Driver Bradley Durdin secured third place
MARCH 17. MSA British Rallycross championship 2018. Round 1 Silverstonel. (Photo by Matt Bristow/mattbristow.net)
WRX event winner Kevin Eriksson featured in the RX150’s
Andres Bakkerud with Timmy Hansen both hit the jump
Julian Godfrey finished top British driver in the Spencer Motorsport Mitsibishi Mirage RX
Jack Thorne, easily the drive of the day
Kevin Procter will probably want to forget this landing!
Kevin Procter takes a heavy landing
And finally one last picture of a flying Peugeot, just because I can!
Red Bull gives you wings? fair play Mr Loeb!