Blunt makes rallycross debut


MSA General Secretary, Simon Blunt, enjoyed his competitive rallycross debut in the Power Maxed Swift Sport Championship at Lydden Hill on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August).

Blunt took part in the MSA British Rallycross Championship meeting at the invitation of Swift Rallycross’s Sarah Watson and Lydden Hill’s Pat Doran. He competed aboard a Go Motorsport-liveried Suzuki Swift rallycross car, completing three heats and the final.

Blunt said: “For me there were two main challenges to overcome. One was driving competitively on a loose surface, which I’d never done before. The other was competing in a front-wheel-drive car, which felt nothing like my rear-wheel-drive race car and required a different driving technique.

“I enjoyed the experience tremendously and can’t thank Sarah and Pat enough for the opportunity. It was great fun from start to finish – I was grinning all day long and found the paddock a very welcoming place to be.”

Also at Lydden Hill were MSA Race, Speed & Kart Executive Cheryl Lynch, plus MSA Coach Adam Gould and MSA Regional Devlopment Officer (RDO) Suze Endean.

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