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– Lydden Hill to host stunning Retro Rallycross showcase
– Much-loved Group B cars join special homage to past eras
– RX legend Will Gollop to lead evocative parade in famous 6R4
– Significant savings available on advance tickets

A spectacular feast of Group B and Retro Rallycross legends will be a major attraction during this month’s Motorsport News World RX of Great Britain at Lydden Hill (23-24 May).

Ensuring the sport’s illustrious history is well showcased at the only UK round of the exciting new FIA World Rallycross Championship, the action-packed Spring Bank Holiday programme will include two seriously evocative elements.

A mouthwatering display of winged wonders from the no-holds-barred Group B era will be on show in the paddock while an eye-catching grid of much-loved machines from yesteryear will be renewing old rivalries on track.

The unmissable Group B exhibit will be topped by Will Gollop’s supreme Silkolene Metro 6R4 as well as two of circuit owner Pat Doran’s Ford RS200s: a Pikes Peak model plus the famous Q8 liveried icon, now fully restored after the dramatic fire at last year’s event. The ever-popular Gollop will also lead a dazzling Group B track parade in the 6R4 memorably raced by TV presenter Tiff Needell in the 1988 British Rallycross Grand Prix. Former British rally champion David ‘Dai’ Llewellin is another taking part in the parade driving one of the RS200s.

Hallowed 6R4s will feature on the Retro Rallycross grid alongside several souped-up Minis, a VW Beetle, two Triumph TR8s, a Porsche 911 and Escort Mk3. Numbering 13 in all, these regulars from the Ripla Retro Rallycross Challenge will contest several dramatic heats on Saturday with the fastest qualifiers starting at the front of the 10-car grid for Sunday’s Grand Finale.

“Rallycross was born at Lydden Hill back in the Sixties and so it’s only right that we maximise the high-profile World Championship’s arrival in the UK to celebrate the sport’s history at its spiritual home,” said Doran. “Today’s generation of super-quick RX Supercars are just phenomenal but the crowds still love to see some of these magical machines from previous eras – that’s why it’s so important to include them on the World RX entertainment bill.”

Advance tickets are priced from just £25 for Saturday and £30 for Sunday. These will rise to £30 and £35 for any remaining general admission tickets to be sold on the gate. Accompanied children aged 12 and under will be admitted free of charge, while VIP Hospitality and a limited number of grandstand tickets are also available in advance.

Those wishing to take full advantage of the advance ticket offer should visit the official http://www.lyddenhill.co.uk website for more information.

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