Albatec Racing driver Mark Higgins from Montgomery came out on top of a three-way fight for the 2018 Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship in the final round at Silverstone Circuit to secure the title with a dominant victory at the weekend.
Three-time MSA British Rally Champion Higgins entered the final round third in the standings, five points adrift of leader Ollie O’Donovan (Iver) and a point down on five-time Champion Julian Godfrey (Heathfield).
|Fastest in Q1, Higgins won semi-final two to secure pole position for the final, from where he led from lights to flag to secure his third victory of the season and the Championship.
“It’s been a really good day, but it was open to anybody. It’s been so close, there were so many permutations. It was just trying to be the one that made the least mistakes – the conditions have been really, really tricky. To win the Championship, I’m over the moon,” said Higgins.
|Pembrey circuit will host three rounds of next year’s Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship.
It will host the only double-header over the weekend of 22 & 23 June and the penultimate round on 22 September.
“Rallycross is very exciting, you’re not driving for a long time but what’s happening in that time is really exciting and these cars are amazing, I’ve really enjoyed it. Massive thanks to Albatec Racing, the University of Bolton and of course Eddie Stobart for supporting me again. In my 30 years of motorsport, to win another MSA British Championship is fantastic.”
In the final standings, Higgins claimed the title by two points from O’Donovan, with Godfrey tied with O’Donovan but classified third on results count-back.
Mike Manning (Carmarthen) and Liam Manning (Carmarthen) both qualified for the final and finished seventh and eighth. Steve Mundy (Ludlow) just missed a place in the final by finishing fifth in semi-final two, but Nigel Burke (Carmarthen) was slowed by technical issues in semi-final one and didn’t make it to the flag.