Supercar drivers join packed line-up for French 5 Nations BRX instalment
A selection of the best Supercar campaigners from the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy will take on the crème de la crème of the French Rallycross Championship at Dreux near Paris this weekend (October 15-16).
The event marks the fifth nation in the 2022 5 Nations BRX schedule, as reigning and former champions and event winners from the UK scene join a 34-strong Supercar line-up in one of the headline entries of the year for French RX.
The single points-scoring round over two days within the packed entry will include four heats for Supercar contenders in the ninth round of 5 Nations BRX, where UK drivers will take on their French counterparts through four heats, semi-finals and final, with the third heat on Saturday evening taking place after dark.
In this first joint meeting between French and British competitors:
- Championship leader, 18-year-old Patrick O’Donovan (Ford Fiesta) enters the event following back-to-back wins at Pembrey Circuit in August, and two victories in the FIA RX2e series in Latvia and Belgium.
- Six-time Champion Julian Godfrey (Ford Fiesta) returns to Dreux having raced in the European Rallycross Championship at the venue in 2012, looking to close the gap on the series lead.
- Reigning 5 Nations BRX Champion Derek Tohill (Ford Fiesta) targets his first victory of the campaign in his first visit to Dreux in a decade.
- Tristan Ovenden (Citroen DS3) looks to repeat his maiden overseas win from the first of two Irish events at Mondello Park in June.
- Former Champion Ollie O’Donovan (Ford Focus) seeks his first victory of the campaign, having twice visited the podium in the two most recent weekends for 5 Nations BRX at Mondello Park and Pembrey Circuit.
- Steve Hill (Mitsubishi Evo) makes his maiden appearance at a rallycross event in France, racing his unique Mitsubishi Evo X Supercar.
- Citroen DS3 driver Mike Sellar focuses on a first podium at the highest level in the series.
- Dom Flitney (Volvo C30) returns to the 5 Nations BRX fold having been forced onto the side lines since the opening round of the campaign at Lydden Hill on Easter Bank Holiday weekend.