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Junior Rallycross heads for Ireland

June 5, 2024

It was an overseas trip for the Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship as they headed to Mondello Park in Ireland for a double header weekend.

Challenged with mixed weather conditions throughout the weekend, it was reigning champion Tyler McAlpin who came away victorious taking the win for both rounds making it three wins from four events to strengthen his championship lead as we head into the middle of the season.

There was disappointment for Tighe Wratten for round three, despite finishing second, post event scrutiny of this tightly controlled championship denied him points due to non-compliant brake pads. Nevertheless, he was back in the points in second for day two before going on to give an impressive performance when challenging the Irish in the mixed Junior Superfinal to go from a back row start to taking the chequered flag.

Phoebe Cake racing in Junior Rallycross at Mondello Park

Ben Bartlett was promoted to second place for day one, with Cayden Harris, who celebrated his sixteenth birthday, joining him on the podium in third. Barlett also managed a double podium weekend collecting third place on Sunday.

Newcomer David McAdams had a positive weekend competing in front of his home crowd gaining confidence with every run and scored a place in the Superfinal on Sunday, whilst Phoebe Cake - racing at the home of Irish motorsport for the first time - got to grips with racing at the new circuit improving her lap times throughout the weekend.

Sadly things did not go well for Teddie MacPherson who -having celebrated a podium during his last outing - suffered a clutch failure which saw him watching the final from the pit wall on this occasion.

Junior RallyCross at Mondello Park

Steve Smith, founding Director of Carbon Positive Motorsport, said, "We are so pleased to continue our support for the Junior Rallycross championship. An overseas trip is an amazing experience for these young junior drivers, and it's great to see them embracing the carbon positive message. Last year we offset 1380 litres of fuel for the championship, which goes to show that you really can make a difference."

Next up, the Swift Juniors are honoured to feature at the Lydden Legends event for round five of the Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship on 20-21st July 2024, where they will showcase their talents in front of many Rallycross legends from across the years at the iconic Lydden Hill circuit in Kenf.

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