2 NOVEMBER 2018 11:55
Spencer Sport heads to an exciting Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship showdown at Silverstone this weekend – with its driver Julian Godfrey aiming to lift the drivers’ title in the team’s turbocharged Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar.
Julian won the opening round at Silverstone back in March, and after a hotly contested series is one of three drivers still in contention for the coveted crown. Indeed, the top three drivers are separated by just five points, after eight of the nine races.
Julian is currently second in the points standings, just four points behind leader Ollie O’Donovan and one point ahead of third placed Mark Higgins. With the mandatory dropped points already taken into account, everything that the drivers score at Silverstone on Sunday will be added to end of season, title-deciding, total.
And to add even more spice into the mix, the season finale has received a huge entry – with 14 Supercars on the grid, guaranteeing an elimination semi-final.
“The British Rallycross Championship points table heading into the final round couldn’t be closer,” says Julian. “If I win and Ollie O’Donovan finishes third, I’ve won the title. If I finish second and Ollie is fourth, then it goes to a tie-breaker – which will be interesting, because we’ll both have the same number of race wins!
“The grid for the first heat is drawn out of a hat, so it’s down to luck if you start the first race on the front or the back row. It will make a big difference whether you have a clear track ahead of you, or you have to battle your way through the field – and the race result is important, as it determines the starting grid for heat two.
“Having fourteen Supercars at Silverstone will make it exciting, and it opens up the possibility of getting cars between Ollie and myself, which could help decide who becomes this year’s British Rallycross Champion.
“And a lot might depend on the weather too. The Silverstone track surface is so slippery when it’s wet, it’s like driving on ice, but if it’s bone dry then there is a lot of grip.
“The Mitsubishi Mirage RX has been the car to beat in this year’s British Rallycross Championship, and we’re going to this weekend’s final round full of optimism. We’ll certainly give it our best shot, as we always do.”
The ninth and final round of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship takes place at Silverstone this Sunday (4 November), with racing beginning at 09.00.