In the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship’s first event of the season it was a pair of debutant drivers that finished first and second.
Marius Solberg Hansen (Norway) was twice third fastest in the qualifying stages, before setting fastest time in Q3 to secure pole position for the final. As the lights went green for the final, Solberg Hansen took the lead, but second-place starter Tom Constantine (Richmond) was spun at turn two, in a move where Morgan Wroot (Doncaster) also lost time.
Wroot climbed the order as those ahead took their jokers, but dropped to fifth when he too took his joker, as Luke Constantine (Richmond) climbed to second to finish as runner-up on his debut. His cousin, James Constantine (Darlington) completed the podium. “I’m so happy! I did not expect to win in my first race. The conditions were difficult, it was very slippery in the morning,” said Solberg Hansen. “The racing was very close and the Suzuki Swift is so much fun, even compared to the crosskart I’ve raced before. I’m looking forward to the next race already.” Tom Constantine climbed back to fourth to finish ahead of Ben Sayer (Northallerton) in fifth, with Wroot classified sixth. Matilda Procter (Northallerton) finished seventh on her British RX event debut.