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Best of Lydden – WRX 2017

In FORD, Volkswagen on May 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Saturday at Lydden.

A great day was had by all.

Unless you happened to be driving an Audi!

One factory car blew up.

One was crunched and didn’t get beyond the first corner in Heat 3.

The third was no match for the all conquering Polos.



Chessons Drift – Lydden Hill

In FORD on May 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Chessons Drift

My mate loved the McDonald’s Fiesta driven by the Belgian Guillaume De Ridder.

It was one of the fastest cars entered in the 2017 RX2 International class.

Here he leads his fellow competitors through Chessons Drift at the west end of the circuit.


North Bend – Lydden World RX

In FORD on May 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm


Full marks to folk running Lydden Hill motor racing circuit.

It seems to have escaped the worst excesses of the Health n Safety contingent.

On top of that Rallycross is not on most people’s radar.

Fancy a day at the British Grand Prix?  You’ll pay £250 to get in, and probably watch a procession with a shortage of good support races.

Want two days at Lydden, with cars that accelerate even faster and racing that’s utterly amazing?

Book in advance and you can see legendary drivers like Solberg, Loeb, and Block battling it out over two days for just £40.

Want to speak to the stars? Then hang out in the paddock, where there’s elbow room to look at the cars being fettled.  You can walk away with some freebies and chat to the drivers.

These Fiestas aren’t in the top tier, but were fabulous to watch.