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Opening round of Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship
March 22, 2017
Nathan Heathquote won the opening round of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at Croft Circuit on March 19th. It was his debut event in the top-level, Supercar category.
|Nathan Heathcote on the podium||Citröen C4 driven by Heathcote, takes the lead|
The 20 year old Citröen driver qualified third for the final. After a courageous pass in the first corner, Heathcote took the lead and hels it to the finish line. After his start wa slower Kevin Procter caught and poushed Heathquote on the last lap, but had to settle for second place. O’Donovan finished third.
„I’m so happy to come away with the win.“ said Heathcote. “I saw Warren Scott had braked a bit early for the first corner and thought I’d go for it, and I managed to get round the outside. I couldn't see anything in my mirrors all race. The next race is at my home track, Lydden Hill. I've already tested there and I was pretty quick, so I cannot wait to get back out."
The British Rallycross Championship is a highlight in British Rallycross. Seven classes compete: Super Retro Retro 1600, Super 16000 BMW Mini Hot Hatch, Swift Sport, RX150, Junior, Supernational and Supercar.
The format for the Toyo Tires MSA British rallycross championship, sees over 30, explosive 4 lap qualifying races across all classes. Best performers from these heats qualify for the 6 lap final or semi-final for larger classes.
After an action packed opening round, everyone is looking forward to the 2nd round at Lydden Hill on April 17. For more information visit: www.rallycrossbrx.com