Firstly though, the supernational. For 2016 we're working with our new sponsor AET Motorsport. Between us and AET we're converting the car from supercharged to turbocharged. This will give us big gains in power and torque, allowing us to compete better with the high powered cars of the British Rallycross Championship. This has had it's downsides though, unfortunately time has not been on our side and we've not been able to have the car ready for the first rounds of either the British or BTRDA championships. We'd rather not rush it though, do it right and do it once!
For the first round of the BTRDA championship, we've organised for me to drive a Suzuki Swift Sport in the up to 1600cc Supermodified Class. These little cars are fast, great fun and reward good drivers. Not only that but it will suit the tight and technical circuit at Blyton Park and will hopefully allow me to score some decent points towards the overall BTRDA and Supermodified Classes.
The classic mini will be returning to Blyton Park this weekend at the hands of it's new driver, my Mum, Helen Crooks. Helen has always had a love for racing and has been dying to have a go at rallycross ever since we got involved in the sport. The new classic class in the BTRDA rallycross championship gives Helen a chance to stretch it's legs against equal machinery and we hope to have the car and driver out at as many rounds as possible for 2016!