It’s amazing competing in a British round of a World Championship, the home support was fantastic and to hear the reaction as I crossed the line was pretty mega. The win was enough to see me through Q4 in 7th, and into the semis from 8th overall – still the first privateer.
Unfortunately, I had used my best tyres to make sure I got to the semi-final, so I struggled in my race, finishing fifth, which was the end of our weekend. I finished eighth overall in the weekend, claiming my spot as top privateer and I can’t be much happier than that. Due to the competitive nature of World Rallycross, there are about 16-18 drivers who could realistically get to the semi-finals every weekend, so I’m very pleased with my weekend’s work.
It was surreal to be starting alongside the likes of Mattias Ekstrom and Sébastien Loeb. I had to take a moment to take it in and think “this is cool”. It was also an honour to race at Lydden Hill, the birthplace of Rallycross. I have a lot of fond memories of this circuit, and it’s incredibly cool to compete in an event here. Next year the World RX moves to Silverstone, but sports evolve, and World Rallycross is evolving at an immense rate. It’ll be different at Silverstone, and it may not be too popular among the purists, but they’ll come around.