STAR NAMES JOIN 5 NATIONS BRX FOR LYDDEN HILL FIREWORKS TITLE-DECIDER
Lydden Hill hosts what is set to be a thrilling conclusion to the 2023 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy this weekend (November 4-5), where a number of star names join the regular runners for the annual Fireworks Rallycross event.
One of the most anticipated events on the rallycross calendar, the Lydden Hill finale has produced incredible action in recent years, punctuated by an amazing fireworks display immediately after the penultimate Supercar final of the year on Saturday evening.
There’s little to choose between the leading Supercar contenders in the title-race - it’s set to be an enthralling weekend as…
- The Supercar contenders take on a double-header points-scoring opportunity, with just eight points separating the top two in the standings.
- Former Super1600 title-winner Jack Throne (Peugeot 208) leads the points table thanks to a consistent season, including two wins a Pembrey in South Wales.
- Reigning 5 Nations BRX Champion Patrick O’Donovan (Peugeot 208) is unbeaten in 2023 in the five rounds he has contested, but has missed four rounds and remains in title-contention.
- Tristan Ovenden (Citroen DS3), Ollie O’Donovan (Proton Iriz), Julian Godfrey (Citroen DS3) and Jake Harris (Mini RX) are locked in battle for a place in the championship top three come the end of the campaign.
- British star Liam Doran returns to reignite his rallycross career, driving a Hyundai i20 at his home circuit – his first competitive rallycross outing since 2021, as team mate to Finn Mikko Ikonen.
- A pair of Renault Megane RS RX machines will be campaigned by father-son pairing Janos and Janko Wieszt, from Hungary.
- Former World Rallycross Championship event-winner Sebastian Eriksson returns to 5 Nations BRX but this time in Supercar, driving a Ford Focus with Team RX Racing.
- Steve Hill (Mitsubishi Evo), Michael Sellar (Citroen DS3), Colin Anson (Opel Astra) and Dominic Flitney (Volvo C30) aim to end their 2023 campaigns on a high with a top result.
- Paige Bellerby (Lotus Exige) and points-leader Slawomir Woloch (BMW M3) lead the Motorsport UK Supernational Rallycross Championship entry list, with the top two-wheel-drive category enjoying an international flavour.
- The Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship season goes down to the wire with another packed entry to conclude a strong season for the single-make category, with Will Ovenden leading the standings from Tyler McAlpin.
- Former champions Dave Bellerby, Max Weatherly and Stephen Jones aim to secure repeat crowns in the single-specification BMW Mini, Swift Sport and RX150 Rallycross categories, where all three will face stiff opposition for victory this weekend in their respective classes, while former Junior RX title-winner Max Langmaid and BMW Mini champion David Bell are locked in battle for the All4 Mini crown.
- Stuart Emery is set to make his debut in the Retro Rallycross Championship division that celebrates the history of the sport, with a previously unseen Volvo 242. With both titles decided for 2023, it’s all about who can claim the final victories of the season in the Super Retro and Retro sub-classes.
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Full entry list below.