Constantine Doubles up at Home Circuit
On the back of his second ever win in the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship in round two at Lydden Hill, Tom Constantine (Richmond) beat younger brother and pole position starter Luke in the run to the first corner and led the race throughout for his second successive win. Luke Constantine had twice set the fastest time in the qualifying stages but had to settle for second in the final, while the pair’s cousin, James Constantine (Darlington) battled over third with newcomer Ben Sayer (Northallerton) for much of the race, Sayer claiming the final podium position as Constantine crashed out. “It was really competitive today, I had a lot of competition, mainly from the family and I was playing second fiddle in qualifying, but I got a pretty good start and managed to out brake them round the first corner and held on from there,”said Tom Constantine. “Our championship chances are looking much better than they were and I’m really looking forward to the next round at Pembrey.” In a record 10-car entry for the 1300cc Suzuki Swifts, Morgan Wroot (Doncaster) finished fourth ahead of debutant Patrick O’Donovan (Iver), son of Supercar racer Ollie O’Donovan, while Matilda Procter (Northallerton), daughter of Suoercar driver Kevin Procter, finished sixth in front of another driver making her maiden appearance, Kristiane Hvaal Engh (Norway)
Round one winner, Marius Solberg Hansen suffered a clutch issue in qualifying which denied him a valuable place in the final to race for a podium position. Newcomer Eleanor Corner, daughter of Supernational driver Guy Corner also made her debut in the MSA Junior Swift Championship and gained confidence throughout the day narrowing missing out on a final place promotion herself.
The championship table changes with Tom Constantine taking an eight point lead ahead of brother Luke with Solberg Hansen a furter two points adrift.
Join us as the Championship heads to Pembrey Circuit in Wales for the season double-header event on 23rd & 24th June 2018.