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Swift Junior Rallycross Championship Report

April 17, 2023

The first round of the Swift Junior Rallycross championship got under way at Lydden Hill on Easter weekend.

Swift Junior Rallycross Championship cars race 3 abreast at Lydden Hill
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Launched in 2010, the Swift Sport Rallycross Championship was created to provide a tightly controlled one make championship designed to highlight talented drivers.

Featuring in The 5Nations British Rallycross Championship, it offers a level playing field for drivers to develop their car control and showcase their driving skills in these equally powered Suzuki Swift Sport pocket rockets.

Now over ten years on, it has successfully proven to be an excellent platform for drivers to showcase their talents and help secure sponsors to aid progress up the Motorsport ladder - with a number of former Swift drivers going on the compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Carbon Positive Motorsport Co-Founder, Steve Smith, went along to support the junior drivers at the recent Easter 5Nations British Rallycross meeting: "I travelled to Lydden Hill over the Easter weekend and was very pleased to see grassroots motorsport at its finest, with the youngest driver being only 13 years old.

"What a great rallycross track Lydden Hill is, from both a spectator and driver point of view, fast, very technical and jumps to keep you on your toes - what more do you need?

"It was encouraging to hear that the latest generation of drivers know they all need to take action for the love of the sport, to protect it for years to come. They are the future generation of both race and rally drivers, and so will help to lead the way in making motorsport more sustainable."

Junior rallycross drivers at Lydden Hill
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The event saw ten junior drivers in the mix, aged between 13 and 18, from some novice drivers in their first event, to more experienced junior drivers with a couple of years of competition under their belt.

The great news is that for every single drop of competition fuel used over the first two rounds, Carbon Positive Motorsport will be offsetting 125% of the championship carbon footprint in the future with our verified & certified offsetting project partner Highland Carbon. You can read more about our offsetting projects at

Junior rallycross drivers at Lydden Hill
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Series organisers, Sarah Watson and Pete Gwynne commented, "It's fantastic to have Carbon Positive Motorsport on board supporting our junior drivers - a massive thank you to Steve Smith for coming down to Lydden to meet them all. "We've had great feedback from people approaching us in the 5Nations British Rallycross paddock, saying what a positive thing it is, not only for educating the juniors in the awareness of being more sustainable within Motorsport, but also in hearing how others are beginning to become aware of the importance of reducing their own carbon footprint. "We are chuffed to bring carbon offsetting to BRX, and hope other drivers and teams will also get on board to do their bit to help work towards making motorsport more sustainable."

Junior rallycrosswinner Tyler McAlpin at Lydden Hill
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The event was won by Tyler McAlpin, who said, "It was a great experience, racing in my debut round of the Swift Rallycross Championship, and competing alongside the 5Nations British Rallycross Championship. I managed to win both rounds one and two in changing conditions at Lydden Hill.

"I would like to say a big thanks to the championship sponsors that help make the championship take place, and a big thanks to the new 2023 sponsor, Carbon Positive Motorsport, who have pledged to make our championship more sustainable, and who enable us to continue racing in the future.

"Hopefully I can continue at a good pace into the rest of the year and I can work alongside Carbon Positive Motorsport to offset our carbon emissions as I continue my title fight."

Carbon Positive Motorsport have set up a friends and family discount code, which all competitors can use if they wish to offset their personal fuel usage to and from events, for both petrol and diesel. Log onto and use JuniorRallyX23

For more details on the Swift Junior Rallycross Championship:

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Results after Rounds 1& 2 Lydden Hill

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