Derek Tohill (Ford Fiesta) has been crowned 2021 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Champion. The Irishman claimed three victories in 2021, his third win coming at Lydden Hill’s final round in November, where he finished second to the non-registered Jack Thorne to secure maximum championship points.Championship runner-up Ollie O’Donovan (Ford Fiesta) finished just two points adrift, having led for much of the season despite not taking any outright wins. The 2007 champion’s consistency during the season however kept him in the fight until the very last round.

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Rounds 3 and 4, Pembrey Race Circuit, Wales 29/08/2021 (Images by and Copyright Matt Hancock), Images shot for Racerviews

Third goes the way of championship newcomer Roberts Vitols (Citroen C4), the Latvian sensation also picking up three wins during the year, including victory in the dramatic night-time race at Lydden. Vitols’ outright results were enough to hold on to the place from six-time champion Julian Godfrey (Ford Fiesta) with whom he tied on points.

Tristan Ovenden (Citroen DS3) and Steve Hill (Mitsubishi Evo) enjoyed a season long battle for fifth, with the three-time Supernational champion Ovenden just getting the advantage at the final bell.

By Cathy Metcalfe

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Rounds 3 and 4, Pembrey Race Circuit, Wales 30/08/2021 (Images by and Copyright Matt Hancock), Images shot for Racerviews


Hannah Rynston, 5 Nations BRX Coordinator:“On behalf of the entire team at 5 Nations BRX, congratulations to our British Rallycross Champion Derek Tohill, on claiming the crown for 2021. It was a close fought championship once again, and we praise the efforts of all our drivers and officials on bringing a successful season to a close.“It’s been another year of difficulties for us as a championship, which culminated in the early conclusion of the season, and we thank all our loyal competitors for their support in these difficult times. Looking ahead to 2022, we are hopeful that we can return to a full season of racing, commencing with the season opening double-header rounds at Lydden Hill over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. We hope to release the full 2022 calendar very soon.”

Full championship standings can be found here

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