Tom Constantine regains Championship lead at Lydden Hill
Round Seven of the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship saw Tom Constantine (Richmond) start on pole position for the final but it was his younger brother Luke Constantine (Richmond) who took the lead into the first corner from the middle of the grid as James Constantine (Darlington) led at trio of cars into the joker lap at the first opportunity.
Tom Constantine was first of the leaders to take his joker, on lap four, and took the lead when Luke Constantine took his joker on the final lap, the younger of the pair pushing his older sibling to the finish line.
“I was a bit surprised when Luke came past me at the start,” said winner Constantine, who moved back into the points lead. “I stuck behind him for a few laps then took my joker early and it paid off in the end. When he took his he was alongside me but I had the line for the next corner, so it worked out just how I wanted. I didn’t get a good result in the last two rounds so this a very welcome victory.”
James Constantine held off the attentions of Patrick O’Donovan (Iver) for the final podium place, as Ben Sayer (Northallerton) finished fifth and Will Layton was sixth on his rallycross debut in the single-make 1300cc Suzuki Swift class, racing a Peter Gwynne Motorsport-run car. Marius Solberg Hansen (Norway) and Morgan Wroot (Doncaster) completed the final finishers.
Round Seven of the British Rallycross Championship heads to Pembrey Circuit in Wales on Sunday 23rd September 2018.