OC RETURNS TO RALLYCROSS

Rockstar Energy Athlete Tom Onslow-Cole (GB) will make a return to rallycross this Bank Holiday Monday (27 August), as he has been invited to guest-drive in the RX150 Rallycross Championship at the world-famous Lydden Hill.

It will be the second rallycross outing for the professional GT racing ace, who made his competitive debut back in 2015. The BTCC race-winner won the MSA RX Lites Talent Search and with it a drive in the Turkish round of the RX Lites championship. After picking up a win in one of the heats, he finished the event on the podium and is hoping he can do the same again on Monday.

“I’m so stoked to be back racing in another rallycross event, I love the discipline and cannot wait to get my hands on the RX150 buggy,” said Onslow-Cole. “This is going to be something very new to me, and with the single day event format it certainly feels like it’s going to be a steep learning curve. Regardless, I’m up for the challenge and counting down to race day. Thank you very much to Ollie O’Donovan for the opportunity.”

The RX150 Rallycross Championship is a single-make, single-seater buggy category on the British Rallycross Championship programme and contenders compete in three qualifying races and a final in the 1000cc, 200bhp, 430kg machines.

Lydden Hill in Kent in the South East of England has been the home of British rallycross for many years and has hosted the FIA World RX Championship multiple times. The mile-long track is the shortest road racing circuit in the UK and promises to deliver some exhilarating wheel-to-wheel action.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at
www.lyddenhill.co.uk and live timing can be found at www.rallycrossbrx.com/live-timings. For behind-the-scenes updates, follow OC on social media by searching @tomonslowcole.