If the prospect of 24 Supercars, 29 Super1600s, 10 RX RX Lites and three record breaking FIA World Champions wasn’t enough to tempt you to Lydden Hill Race Circuit for this weekend’s 2016 World RX of Great Britain, then how about this season’s largest gathering of retro rallycross machinery for a live demonstration race?
Back by popular demand, on the 28th & 29th May, after proving to be a smash hit last year’s UK World RX event, the unique live action display will be one of the few occasions this year to see fire spitting Group B rally machinery going wheel-to-wheel in a series of full speed exhibition races.
Paying the ultimate homage to the machinery that kicked started a global discipline of motorsport include: Will Gollop’s former MG Metro 6R4 driven by Adam Keeler, a freshly rebuilt 800bhp Ford RS200 owned and driven by former British Champion Pat Doran, Gary Baker’s European Rallycross converted Ford RS200 – driven by Nigel Mummery. Chasing them down will also be a pack of MG Metros driven by Rob Gibson, Ian Rowlance and John Rowlance, not to mention David Halford’s Audi Quattro.
The spectacle is thanks to Retro Rallycross Championship Team Manager Shirley Gibson, who said: “The sights and sounds of these machines are unbeatable. Group B cars were some of the fastest, most powerful - and for their time - sophisticated rally cars built. We are excited to be hosting them again, as part of our schedule for the FIA World Rallycross of Great Britain. Having the machines that started it all, at the home of the sport – Lydden – is really something very special.”
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