Despite having run at the front of the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship field for the last two years, until the second round of the series at Lydden Hill, Tom Constantine (Richmond) had only previously won a single points-scoring Junior RX event, at his home circuit, Croft, in 2016.
The young driver doubled his win tally at Lydden Hill by using all of his experience in the single-make 1300cc Suzuki Swift category to dominate the final from pole position. Round one winner Marius Solberg Hansen (Norway) finished second, with James Constantine (Darlington) completing the podium for the second event in a row, following an early joker lap.
“This feels great, we’ve had a slow start to the season but I just seemed to have the pace today, I’m not quite sure why, I suppose experienced counted for quite a lot,” said Constantine. “With the weather deteriorating towards the final I was a bit unsure how it was going to go, but I’m really happy to win. The last two seasons we’ve always been there or there abouts but I think we’ve found what we’re missing for this year.”
Morgan Wroot (Doncaster) finished fourth ahead of Luke Constantine (Richmond), both drivers spinning during the final, while Matilda Procter (Northallerton) continued to improve her pace throughout the day in challenging conditions and finished sixth. Another 2018 newcomer, Ben Sayer (Northallerton) spun into the Devil’s Elbow gravel trap during the final and retired