Its been a few years since Lydden Hill has hosted a full European rallycross event. So with the inaugral TitansRX season headed there for rounds 3 and 4 where else would I be?
Its a totally new concept all the cars are the same underneath the shell. All are built by MJP Racing and named the PanteraRX6. There’s a load more information here I’m not going to write chapter and verse about the cars right now, suffice to say they are loud and spit fire! I’m sold!
Held over two days and experienced both torrential rain and sunshine the racing was just bang on. Its not everyday that a former F1 driver tries to kill you! suffice to say Nelson Piquet Jr couldn’t see a thing at the time!
The rain proved an interesting addition as shortly afterwards Timmy Hansen did the same thing and managed to save it! The spoils went to Toomas Heikkinen ahead of a star studded field that included Perry McCarthy (Original Stig), Abbie Eaton (Kind of new Stig, but we aren’t really allowed to say that!), Oliver Webb and Dan Rooke
Always like a bit of a caption competition (there is no prize I’m just interested) and here is one:
Round 4 – Sunday
Fortunately Sunday saw an up-turn in the weather but the racing remained simply epic. Not only the main event TitansRX but also in the support classes. Retro Rallycross featured and as usual didn’t disappoint.
The other support class was made of of Super cars featuring the cream of the British Championship as well as the addition of WRX driver Ollie Bennett and ERX driver Rene Munnich.
The day however, belonged to a Hansen. It was Kevin Hansen that looked invincible all day long and was rewarded with the overall victory. Very fitting as it was Lydden Hill where he drove his first rallycross event. I remember it well as was there to capture it. It was a complete joy to witness his obvious elation.
A couple of things in closing. It would be right if I didn’t include a token Liam Doran driving Rosie picture with flames. This time however he did make it difficult for me!
So if anybody actually reads this far the only thing I want to close with it that TitansRX delivers on many, many fronts and I for one want to see it succeed so much so I am trying to work out how to get some clients so that I can cover the rest of the series!