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Old 24 Apr 2019, 00:03 (Ref:3899272)   #91
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Have to agree with all comments so far, was a cracking days racing, the lovely weather certainly helped things along. Was great to see Nikita Abramov walk away from from massive shunt, show how important a well preped car is.

Felt really sorry for Drew Bellerby, she was either first or second all day long and drove great to win the BMW Mini final until right rear suspension failure on last lap robbed her of victory.

There seamed to be, from the people i was talking to, more excitement for the historic's this meeting than any other class and no one was disappointed. Liam, weather you like him or not, did exactly what he said he would and really throw Rosie around and was great to watch and even behind him there were great scraps especialy between Rob Gibson and Steve Harris.

Couple of footnotes for the historic's, the 6r4 the Roger Thomas was using was in full rally spec not RallyCross, hopefully he should be out in the ex Will Gollop Rx 6r4 later in the year and also Derek Jobbs was disqualified for not using the correct fuel. Phillip Collard was there with his Renault 5 but only did a few laps in practice before being towed off the start line at beginning of heat 1, never to run again. Is a really nice looking car, tho was a bit disapionted to see a Vauxhall engine in there not a flame spitting turbo engine.

On to the Supercars, there was little to split O'Donovan and Tohill all day, the main difference being the tidier and less sideways style of Tohill being faster, might explain why O'Donovan had a few right rear punctures during the day. As for Godrey, the Fiesta despite being near the pace is showing its age now, if Spencer Sport have sumone to drive their Mirage then they need to get it out there as it such a shame to have it sitting in the garage doing nothing!

little bits of news was that Roger Thomas M-Sport Fiesta still not ready as the engine still being sorted out by M-Sport. Also Jake Harris has one of the ex Prodrive / JRM / LDM Mini's and should have that ready for later on, hopefully the August bank holiday meeting at Lydden.

Sorry that went on a bit, but here's mid vid from the day, apologies as i missed the Swift snr and Retro 2WD finals.

https://youtu.be/f88OkdjDP2c
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Old 30 Apr 2019, 09:22 (Ref:3900649)   #92
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Sorry that went on a bit, but here's mid vid from the day, apologies as i missed the Swift snr and Retro 2WD finals.

https://youtu.be/f88OkdjDP2c
Great video again, appreciate the standalone Retro one as well!

Uploaded a few photos from Lydden, few favourites:













Full album here:

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If any of you want to see more!
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Old 30 Apr 2019, 14:00 (Ref:3900718)   #93
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Thanks for that amateur footage, weird seeing the old cars out there and thanks for the pictures too, will look at them in due course
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I like the fact though the old cars have their own category. Keep up the photos
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Entry list up for Lydden:

https://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/e...rYwaoaIye8dtvo

6 Supercars
16 Super National/Super 1600
11 Suzuki Swifts
9 Swift Juniors
8 BMW MINI
9 Retros
2 RX150

Nice to see a full entry in Super National/Super 1600, but not great Supercar numbers and, yet again, barely anyone in RX150's.

Fingers crossed for some more entries.
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The supercars are missing the usual front runners - no Godfrey, Proctor or O'Donovan - are they all of to the ERC round the week after and skipping Lydden for that?
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Old 13 Aug 2019, 09:33 (Ref:3922538)   #97
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The supercars are missing the usual front runners - no Godfrey, Proctor or O'Donovan - are they all of to the ERC round the week after and skipping Lydden for that?
Ollie is on the entry list for Loheac, but Godfrey isn't.

I note that Mark Flaherty is entered (at Loheac) in a Fiesta, I wonder whose car that is?

O'Donovan isn't at the top of the table though, so perhaps he is willing to drop the British round? Surprised not to see Godfrey on the Lydden entry though. Couple more weeks to go, so hopefully those numbers rise.
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Not sure about Godfrey but Proctor not done any rounds of the BRx this year and is not on the Euro Rx entry list either. O'Donovan is on the Euro Rx list with his Fiesta so maybe it might be Lydden with his old Focus?

Just to bring things up-to-date, a few weeks ago the newly remaned Motorsport UK launched a tender process for the running and promotion of the British Rx series for the next 3 years. From what it sounds,the are looking for a TOCA like group to take over the Rx.

https://www.motorsportuk.org/Motorsp...s-Championship

Also, and if this was April 1st it would be a good one, but there will be a new class in next years BRx, Rallycross Trucks! From the inital anouncment at the weekend they will be rear drive with 700BHP and aiming for a grid of around 12 next year. The first ready truck will be doing demo laps at Lydden it show off the concept.

https://lyddenhill.co.uk/truck-rally...-hill-in-2019/
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Well, I'm certainly more intrigued with truck RX than RX150 or electric RX! They sound pretty epic.

Obviously it's not rallycross but I'd certainly stick around to watch 12 of those beasts race!
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Godfrey and Bennett are now entered in the supercars - good to see but still hoping for more!
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Godfrey and Bennett are now entered in the supercars - good to see but still hoping for more!
Yeah, was hoping for double figures, but at least the numbers have risen a bit.

No sign of Ollie though? Thought he might turn up in the Focus.
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Ollie explaining whu he is not racing in Lydden: https://mailchi.mp/a224c118c4fe/olli...NF_tzBCO1tRksk
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It's all a bit "toys out of the pram" isn't it? Pretty poor from Ollie to be honest.

Lydden was really hot yesterday (and I seem to have brought half of the dirt from Chessons home with me ) and that seemed to take its toll on some of the cars - the MINIs in particular seemed to suffer with dwindling numbers as the day wore on. Some good racing throughout again - Juniors and Retros in particular I thought.

Supernational really was a one horse race - even when he had to do a double joker thanks to a jump start Ovenden was able to win with ease, I was impressed with Guy Corners new Lotus though - looks like he's got the pace to challenge Paige Bellerby so that'll spice things up a bit. Also - Exige bodied Elise with a supercharged Peugeot engine - only in rallycross!

Supercar was a bit of a let down I thought - numbers faded and once Godfrey had nerfed Thorne out of the way in the final there was only going to be one winner, if he'd been caught behind Thorne then it could have been interesting. Godfrey seems to like a bit of side by side contact on the exit of the joker section - he came off second best when he tried it with Bennett in one of the heats but the same move worked against Thorne in the final and that gave him the gap he needed.
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Supernational really was a one horse race - even when he had to do a double joker thanks to a jump start Ovenden was able to win with ease, I was impressed with Guy Corners new Lotus though - looks like he's got the pace to challenge Paige Bellerby so that'll spice things up a bit. Also - Exige bodied Elise with a supercharged Peugeot engine - only in rallycross!
I agree that Clio is a league apart in performance, in fact Supernational as a whole has became a strange class. The Clio romps into the distance, you then have the 3 car Elise/Exige/VX220 group, followed by the SS1660's then the BMW and Swift at the back. It used to be a good mix of cars and close racing but there was some really spread out races yesterday.
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I'm almost in 2 minds about yesturday. In one breath, as you said Bert the best racing came from the Juniors and the Retro's but this also is the problem.



Yet again the entry list was fairly poor to start off with and with the amount of mechanical problems forcing retirments this only made things even worse. The one thing i cant get my head around is how the Swift's and Mini's are still suffering with reliability problems? These cars and championships have been around long enough now so that any week points should have been found and fixed a long time ago. To have 3 Mini's withdraw due to blown engines when only 8 were entered in the first place is just not acceptable. Also the fact the RX150 buggies were scrapped due to only 3 entries may sugest that there time is over?


After the statement from Ollie on Sunday explaing whats going on, there have been a fair few drivers supporting his statement to the extent were it seams to be more than just "toys out the pram" and as a spectator yesterday the rather poor organisation seamed to back that up. For instance, on Sunday night there were pictures posted showing the 4WD Retro's there set up. So you can imagine my dissapointment and that of several others i was standing with when they never showed on track only to then be surprised when they appeared during the lunch break to do "4 Demo laps" It then transpires that the reason there was no 4WD Retros is because they are off to Loheac this coming weekend for World RX and this is a bigger event which i think is a slap in the face for those who bothered to turn up yesterday.


Also, sorry for this seaming to be just a rant, but did anyone see the Rx Truck at the bottom of the Paddock. This we were told was going to be doing demo laps but it never moved and there was no one ask about it as it was dumped there and left. No one frome RX or truck racing to ask questions to, no info boards, nothing.



I'll be at Croft for the final meeting but that is only because im on my week of work and staying back with family in the north east, if i wasnt then unfortunitly Id give it a miss as on yesterdays showing, there are other events id rather spend my money on going to see.
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