Lydden Hill will open its doors to international rallycross for the first time since 2017 this weekend (July 27/28) as the inaugural season of the TitansRX Europe series continues by hitting British shores for rounds three and four.
Renowned around the world as the birthplace of rallycross, the Kent-based venue stages the second meeting of the year for the category with the British Automobile Racing Club taking on the role of
Having played host to the Great Britain round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in previous years, as well as continuing to be a focal point of the Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship, Lydden Hill has a rich history in producing exhilarating on-track action and TitansRX is set to be no different.
Pitting a number of high-profile names from the world of motorsport against each other, the new-for-2019 TitansRX series has proven to be a smash-hit already with two rounds having taken place in France.
Running as a single-make category, all drivers will drive Pantera RX6s that have been developed by MJP Racing and have a similar level of performance to that of the thoroughbred machines competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship currently – albeit for a fraction of the price.
Leading the entry list are five Briton’s that will all be keen to score victory on home soil, including 2013 BTCC champion Andrew Jordan. The West Surrey Racing driver has enjoyed a stellar season in the BTCC so far and will be keen to continue his rich vein of form.
The Grand Tour test driver Abbie Eaton will be lining up on the grid and likely be in the mix too, as will former Top Gear ‘Stig’ Perry McCarthy.
Rounding out the UK entries will be 2016 British Rallycross champion Dan Rooke and Oliver Webb, who has cut his teeth within the world of endurance racing in recent years.
In addition to the homegrown drivers are a host of star drivers including the maiden Formula E champion and ex-F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jnr and the current top two in the FIA World Rallycross Championship; brothers Kevin and Timmy Hansen.
There will be plenty of support race action over the course of the weekend too from the likes of the Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship, Retro Rallycross and Junior Rallycross too.
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