18/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

Kent drivers Tristan and Will Ovenden, Max Weatherley, Nick Swift and Terry Moore in thick of the action as rallycross campaigns begin at Lydden Hill

The British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy got under way at Lydden Hill at the weekend.

Adisham’s Tristan Ovenden (Citroen DS3) was sixth in Saturday’s race, with 2007 title winner Ollie O’Donovan and six-time champion Julian Godfrey in advance in the battle for most effective of the relaxation outside the house the podium sites.

Adisham's Will Ovenden, centre, was second in Saturday's opening round of the Junior RX category at Lydden Hill. Picture: British Rallycross
Adisham’s Will Ovenden, centre, was next in Saturday’s opening round of the Junior RX classification at Lydden Hill. Picture: British Rallycross

On the other hand a damaged suspension forced Ovenden to retire from Monday’s 2nd race.

Bristol’s Oliver Bennett (BMW Mini RX) claimed his maiden rallycross gain on Saturday and held off defending winner Derek Tohill for a Financial institution Getaway double.

In the supporting races, Ovenden’s son, Will, has his sights established on Junior RX title glory this year and concluded in a powerful next position in Saturday’s opening round powering Max Langmaid. However on Monday he had a working day to ignore just after a qualifying clash with Langmaid meant neither concluded Q1, ahead of his engine blew with considerably less than a lap to go in the race.

Faversham’s Max Weatherley took victory in Monday’s Swift Activity course soon after he was compelled to settle for next in Saturday’s race.

Inspite of topping qualifying, Weatherley was beaten in race a person just after Luke Constantine averted the to start with corner action to run very clear at the entrance of the buy.

Faversham's Max Weatherley (No.23) took a first and second place from the first two rounds of the Swift Sport class at Lydden Hill. Picture: British Rallycross
Faversham’s Max Weatherley (No.23) took a very first and second place from the 1st two rounds of the Swift Activity class at Lydden Hill. Image: British Rallycross

Tenterden’s Nick Swift and Ashford’s Terry Moore the two excelled in the Retro Rallycross Championship.

On Monday Swift (Austin Mini) successfully returned to rallycross for the very first time in a number of many years to hold off a powerful problem from Steve Cozens (Citroen AX) – in the similar Mini Moore had driven to next in Saturday’s opening spherical.

The subsequent round is at Pembury on Might 14-15, with Lydden Hill hosting the period finale on November 5-6.

Tenterden's Nick Swift raced his Austin Mini to victory in the Retro Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill. Picture: British Rallycross
Tenterden’s Nick Swift raced his Austin Mini to victory in the Retro Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill. Photograph: British Rallycross