Retford rallycross star takes British podium spot

Retford Rallycross driver Jake Taylor
Retford Rallycross driver Jake Taylor

A Retford rallycross driver added more silverware to his trophy collection, with a podium place in the first round of the British Rallycross Championships.

Teenager Jake Taylor competed at Lydden Hill Race Circuit.

Driving in the Junior Swift category, the 16-year-old landed a third placed finish and really gave the experienced drivers some competition .

In an incredible close final heat there was only 0.8 seconds separating the top three drivers.

The delighted Retford lad was keen to pay tribute to his support network after a fantastic start to the British Rallycross Championships campaign, and he’s raring to go for round two.

He told the Guardian: “What an amazing weekend event at Lydden Hill.”

“It was such a close final and I’m very pleased with my first round result”.”

“I would like to thank Peter Gwynne Motorsport and my sponsors at Powermaxed for all of their help and I’m really looking forward to the next race.”

Round two of the Championship for the Junior Swift drivers is at Knockhill Race Circuit in Dunfermline , Scotland, on 11th May.