Solberg Hansen leading the pack at Croft Circuit
A record 12 drivers started the sixth round of the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship at Croft, and it was a quartet of 2018 newcomers that battled for victory in the final.
As points leader Tom Constantine (Richmond) spun out of contention at the first corner, together with brother Luke, Patrick O’Donovan (Iver) took the lead from the outside of the front row. Luke Constantine fought back to pass Marius Solberg Hansen (Norway) for second on lap two, then passed O’Donovan, but would ultimately drop to fourth in the slippery conditions with Solberg Hansen taking a second win of the campaign, O’Donovan scoring a first rallycross podium in second and local driver Ben Sayer (Northallerton) completing the podium in the single-make category for 1300cc Suzuki Swifts.
“The conditions were very hard today, especially in the final,” said Solberg Hansen. “It feels very good to win and I hope to win at Lydden Hill in the next race too.”
Kristiane Hvaal Engh (Norway) also passed Luke Constantine for fourth before the end of the race to make it two Norwegians in the top four, with Morgan Wroot (Doncaster), Tom Constantine and Eleanor Corner (Northallerton) completing the top eight.
The championship heads south to Lydden Hill for Round Seven on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018
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