Lomax Heads to Lydden to Keep Championship Dream Alive

Qualifying 3. MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 5 2016. Duivelsberg Circuit, Massmechelen, Belgium. (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography

Qualifying 3. MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 5 2016. Duivelsberg Circuit, Massmechelen, Belgium. (c) MATT BRISTOW

 

Press Release (08/25/2016) 

Craig Lomax (Pontefract) heads to Lydden Hill in Kent with the aim to keep his titledefence on track, although currently lying second in the S1600 British Championship, reliability has been a constant curse throughout the season. “The aim at Lydden is to finish, it’s a priority to finish the last three races if I want to defend my championship title”.

The XtremeRX team have worked hard since the last event in Belgium, in which Craig had to retire the Citroen C2 S1600 in the semi final when when an oil pipe split on the oil cooler. The Milltek Sport, Baxi Boilers back driver also said “We’ve made some great improvements to the suspension over the last few rounds and I’m really getting to understand the direction we need to head with the car, we just need to get to the end of the event to get the results the car deserves”.

The team recently took the C2 to the home of Hull FC to take part in the Humber Car Show to help raise money for various charities and to also help raise the awareness of British Rallycross. Sabrina got a lot of attention throughout the day, especially our unique, one of a kind, manifold from Milltek Sport.

Craig will go door-to-door with the other S1600 competitors at Lydden Hill, Kent on Monday 29th August, action on track will start at aprox 9AM.

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ABOUT CRAIG LOMAX

Craig Lomax is well known as one of the top British Rallycross drivers in active competition, forging his way up the ranks since his RX debut in 2011. Craig started out racing in the BTRDA stock hatch championship in 2011 with a self built Citroen Saxo. Craig, along with his team, went on to develop the Saxo into an MSA British stock hatch Championship winning car.

On his way to success, Craig has not only developed a winning car but developed his own driving ability, he is now capable of racing against the best the RX world can offer.

In 2014, Craig secured his first of two British Championship titles when he took overall victory in the Saxo. His second came the year after when Craig jumped up a category after buying a S1600 Citroen C2. The team have continued to develop the C2 over the last two seasons, championship victory in 2015 and 2016 has put Craig in a hard fought battle to defend his title.

Qualifying 3. MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 5 2016. Duivelsberg Circuit, Massmechelen, Belgium. (c) MATT BRISTOW | Rubber Duck Does Automotive Photography

Qualifying 3. MSA British Rallycross Championship Round 5 2016. Duivelsberg Circuit, Massmechelen, Belgium. (c) MATT BRISTOW

2011 – 2nd Autosport International BTRDA Stock Hatch Championship
2012 -1st Lucas Oils BTRDA Stock Hatch Championship (5 wins from 6 round)
12th Monster Energy MSA Hot Hatch Championship (Only contested 1 round)
2013 – 2nd Monster Energy MSA Hot Hatch Championship
2014 – 1st
MSA Hot Hatch Championship (with one round remaining)
2015 – 1st MSA S1600 Champinship
2016 – Currently 2nd overall with 3 rounds remaining

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