Fuel issues leave Pontefract rallycross driver disappointed

Craig Lomax.
Craig Lomax.

Milltek and Baxi backed Pontefract rallycross driver Craig Lomax experienced yet another frustrating weekend in Wales.

Round seven of the British Rallycross Championship, in association with Odyssey Batteries, headed to Pembrey Circuit, in South Wales and the Super1600 class was amalgamated with the SuperNational class.

Lomax recorded the second fastest time in qualifying one, nearly a full seven seconds faster than any other Super1600 driver. But another good time in qualifying two was to be the end of the good run as Lomax was forced to pull up on the second lap of qualifying three with fuelling issues. This was to signal the end of his day and left him and his XtremeRX Team frustrated.

Despite his current run of unfortunate luck Lomax is still sitting in joint second place in the championship and as is common at this stage in the championship mathematical juggling starts to come into play.

With probable dropped scores Lomax goes into the final round at Croft, a circuit that he favours, just 10 points off the top spot.

Round eight and the finale of the 2016 championship makes its second return of the year to Croft circuit, in Yorkshire, on October 22.

Lomax said: “Disappointment doesn’t go half way to explaining how I feel. All these small things keep hounding us, but that’s racing and you have to swallow it up. However, when all these niggles are ironed out we will have a car that will be competitive on a European scale. We just need to be patient.”