Fri 21 Jul 2023

Statement regarding Lydden Hill incident

FIA World Rallycross Promoter, in alignment with the FIA, has issued the following statement relating to an incident which took place on Friday (21 July) morning at Lydden Hill.

Following a fire in the service area of the Special ONE Racing team at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent, England today (Friday, 21 July), the FIA World Rallycross Championship races scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, 22 July) will not take place while investigations continue regarding the cause of the fire.

The fire began just before 08:45, with fire crews working hard to bring it under control and extinguish it as swiftly as possible. Regrettably, the entire Special ONE Racing area was burnt down, including both of their RX1e cars. There were no injuries and no other racing cars were affected.

The venue was not open to the public as there was no track action scheduled for the day.

This incident does not affect the FIA RX2e Championship or Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy, which will continue as planned. A decision regarding Sunday’s scheduled World RX races will be made on Saturday.

Regrettably, due to the incident, it will not be possible to broadcast Saturday’s racing on RX+. Broadcasting will resume on Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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