British Rallycross gearing up for Easter Monday show-stopper at Lydden Hill

The Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship will descend on Lydden Hill this coming Bank Holiday Monday (April 22) with five-time champion Julian Godfrey looking to build on his strong start to the 2019 season.

In what has become a traditional event over the Easter period at the spiritual home of rallycross, a bumper crowd is expected to turn out in force to witness the latest chapter of what has already been an entertaining campaign of sideways thrills.

Silverstone provided the backdrop for the season-opener last month and Godfrey laid down the gauntlet to his rivals as he claimed a clean sweep of victories across all heats and then the final to charge into the points lead.

Chasing a sixth crown, the multiple champion will be behind the wheel of a former title-winning Ford Fiesta instead of his Spencer Sport-run Mitsubishi Mirage for the second round of the year – adding further intrigue before lights out.

Irish Rallycross champion Derek Tohill made his mark at Silverstone with a string of notable performance, ultimately finishing second, and he has confirmed he will race in his Ford Fiesta too. If the cards fall his way, Tohill could well be the man to take the fight to Godfrey over the course of the day.

Jake Harris will make his first start of the year in a Citroen DS3 whilst Pat Doran will also fly flag for the French marque in his trusty Citroen C4, and the former champion will have his sights set on building on his podium start to the year.

Roger Thomas and Andy Grant are set for maiden outings in a Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus respectively whilst rounding out the front-running contenders are Steve Hill, Steve Mundy, Mike Manning and Liam Manning.

Alongside the Supercar class of the Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship, an all-out action supporting cast will also keep fans on the edge-of-their-seats.

Tristan Ovenden is the early pace-setter in the Motorsport UK Supernational Championship and he heads a list of quick local drivers in the two-wheel-drive category including Paul Coney, Darren Scott and Fred Ling.

In the Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship, Luke Constantine leads the way however he will have to be wary of the threat from Tom Constantine and others if he wants to stay there come the end of race day.

Elsewhere the Swift Sport Rallycross Championship, BMW Mini Rallycross Championship, Retro Rallycross Championship and RX150 Championship will all be in action too.

To ensure you don’t miss a second of the racing on Easter Monday, head to the official event page here.