British Rallycross Championship title battle speeds back to Pembrey

20 Sep 19

The Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship will edge closer towards its crescendo this weekend (September 21/22) as Pembrey plays host to what is set to be a decisive penultimate meeting of the season in the battle to be crowned champion.

In what will be the second visit to South Wales this year, having already taken centre stage in June with a pulsating double-header, the adrenaline-fuelled series is revved up to write the latest chapter in what has been a memorable 2019 campaign so far.

Taking on the FIA World Rallycross Championship’s two-day format for the first time, edge-of-the-seat entertainment around the challenging loose and tarmac surfaces of Pembrey are shaping up to be pivotal on deciding who lifts the coveted crown next month.

Chasing a sixth British title, Julian Godfrey heads into event in the pound seat after rocketing to the summit of the standings at Lydden Hill last time out. With three victories already to his name, the Ford Fiesta driver will be keen to increase his advantage before the season finale at Croft.

Irishman Derek Tohill has been Godfrey’s chief championship rival for a majority of the season so far, with the pendulum swinging one way and then the other as each round has passed. Aiming to clinch a maiden British title, the Fiesta racer

Beyond the top two in the Supercar category are a host of drivers that will all be keen to throw themselves into the mix for outright honours, one of which is home hero Roger Thomas.

Former champion Ollie O’Donovan, Steve Hill, Andy Grant and Simon Horton have all been named on the entry list and shouldn’t be discounted from standing on the top step of the podium.

The weekend will also see double-header action from the Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship, Swift Sport Rallycross Championship and BMW Mini Rallycross Championship.

Elsewhere, Retro Rallycross Championship two-wheel drive runners will continue to duel in machines from yesteryear, capping off what should be an unmissable event at the home of Welsh motorsport.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate priced at £15.00 for Saturday, £18.00 for Sunday or £30.00 for the full weekend. Programmes will also be available to buy around the venue from £3.00.

To find out more information on the event, head to http://pembreycircuit.co.uk/racing/british-rallycross-sept or https://www.barc.net/event/toyo-tires-motorsport-uk-british-rallycross-championship/