Pontefract, West Yorkshire — Yorkshire based Rallycross driver Craig Lomax made his first super 1600 outing of the 2021 season at Lydden Hill for rounds 1 and 2 of the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy over the last weekend of May.
The stage was set for an epic weekends racing, all the correct ingredients were in place with the British summertime finally making an appearance and the first post Covid meeting with spectators. To top all that Lomax was driving his newly built Citroen C1 Super 1600 car equipped with a custom fabricated Cobra Sport performance exhaust.
Round one was held on Saturday 29th May, and Lomax was off to a shaky start recording DNF’s for Q1 and Q2. However, once some settings had been tweaked, Lomax brought ‘Stella’ home in second place for Q3 missing out on the top spot by less than a second. Starting the final from the front row of the grid the Cobra exhaust backed driver opted to take his joker lap immediately which gave him a clear track to real in the rest of the field, it was only the exceptional joker lap from Belgian racer Nick Snoeys that denied Lomax the top spot.
Round two and the Yorkshire racer did not miss a step and finished second in class for every qualifying session. At this round the Super 1600 started at the back of the Super national final grid. Lomax opted to take his joker on the third lap to try and gain some clear track, but heavy contact and getting stuck behind a slower car made life difficult for him eventually crossing the line in second place for the Super 1600’s.
After two strong performances Lomax is now sitting on the top of the championship standings with a slender 2 point lead over his nearest rival.
Craig Lomax, #24:
"Going into the weekend was a bit of an unknown. We had only driven the car onto the trailer to come to the event! The team worked tirelessly to make the needed adjustments to the new car and got us right where we wanted to be. I’m so happy as I know Stella has so much more to give."