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Rallycross – how it all started at Lydden Hill

Vic Elford won the first-ever rallycross event at Lydden Hill in 1967

10 February 2017

As rallycross celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, KentOnline speaks to the creator of the sport, television producer Robert Reed.

Ovenden reveals 2017 rallycross plans

Ovenden's 2017 livery has been revealed

01 February 2017

Tristan Ovenden will graduate to the British Rallycross Championship’s SuperNational class this season after buying a renowned Renault Clio.

Hill targets wins and podiums in Team HARD return

Hill will start his second full season at Brands Hatch in April. Picture: Simon Hildrew

26 January 2017

Kent touring car star Jake Hill has set his sights on race victories and podium finishes after re-signing with Team HARD.

A clean break with rallycross tradition

The world's first electric rallycross car has been developed in Austria

19 January 2017

Rallycross legend Will Gollop, the last British driver to win the European title, believes electric cars are the future of the sport.

Brands Hatch owners refuse to comment over British GP return

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix in 2016

06 January 2017

Owners of Kent race circuit Brands Hatch have refused to comment on speculation the British Grand Prix will return to the venue.


Lydden boss: We will prove organisers wrong

Action from last year's round. Picture: Matt Bristow

05 January 2017

Lydden Hill bosses say this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship round will be the best-ever so organisers “regret their decision” to move it.


Race circuit will not close despite loss of biggest event

Swede Mattias Ekstrom won at Lydden last year. Picture: Matt Bristow

03 January 2017

Owners of a Kent race circuit have dispelled fears it will close following the loss of its biggest event.


Lydden Hill loses prestigious World Rallycross round

Mattias Ekstrom won at Lydden last year. Picture: Matt Bristow

02 January 2017

A prestigious motorsport event attended by thousands of people will not visit Kent from 2018 onwards, it has been announced.


Life in the fast lane at Goodwood

The Ultimate Driving experience is available at Goodwood circuit

31 December 2016

Guided by a veteran Kent racer, reporter Dan Wright tries the new driving experience on offer at the historic Goodwood circuit.

Scott aiming high following step up in class

Scott's Citroen is backed by Pirtek Medway. Picture: Matt Bristow

14 December 2016

Kent's Darren Scott has set his sights on a top-three finish in the British Rallycross Championship’s Super1600 class next season.

Dan finds the Wright formula at Brands Hatch

Dan Wright takes part in the new F4 Master experience at Brands Hatch. Picture: Gary Hawkins

09 December 2016

Reporter Dan Wright takes on the latest driving experience at Brands Hatch, getting behind the wheel of an F4 Master car at the famous Kent track.

Jackson relishing the chance to prove himself

18 November 2016

Chart Sutton’s Tom Jackson will swap Kent for the Middle East this weekend when he takes part in a prestigious test in Bahrain.

Rallycross star Ovenden ponders options

Ovenden tested the Citroen DS3 raced by Dan Rooke. Picture: Joe Wright

11 November 2016

Tristan Ovenden is assessing his options for 2017 after enjoying a “fantastic” test in a British Rallycross Championship Supercar at the weekend.

New deal for Byrne

Shane Byrne celebrates title No.5

02 November 2016

British Superbike champion Shane Byrne has signed a new two-year deal with Paul Bird Motorsport.

Rallycross champion plans to step up to Supercar

Heathcote, pictured at Lydden Hill, won the Swift championship this year. Picture: Joe Wright

28 October 2016

Pluckley teenager Nathan Heathcote hopes to graduate to the British Rallycross Championship’s Supercar class next season.

Motorbase bosses want to keep Jackson and Jordan

04 October 2016

Kent-based Motorbase Performance hope to keep Mat Jackson and Andrew Jordan together next year in the British Touring Car Championship.

Shedden snatches touring car title in front of record crowd

Gordon Shedden is now a triple champion. Picture: Simon Hildrew

03 October 2016

Honda’s Gordon Shedden won his third British Touring Car Championship crown in front of a record crowd at Brands Hatch.

Shedden: Tordoff will have to race hard at Brands

29 September 2016

Reigning British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden says series leader Sam Tordoff will be unable to “stroke” his way to his first title on Sunday.

Hill says impressive BTCC year has saved his career

Hill has impressed in aging Toyota. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

28 September 2016

Kent's Jake Hill thinks he has saved his career this season after enjoying an impressive first full year in the British Touring Car Championship.

Brands Hatch owner 'interested' in Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix in 2016

05 September 2016

The boss of a Kent race circuit is reportedly planning a bid for British Grand Prix track Silverstone.

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