Ovenden hits the ground running
Ovenden hits the ground running

Canterbury based Rallycross driver Tristan Ovenden headed to Silverstone Rallycross Circuit to start the 2019 rallycross season looking to win his third straight MSA Supernational crown.

However, the Goody Demolition backed driver had yet to record a win at the Northamptonshire circuit!

In stark contrast to a year ago the fledgling circuit was bathed in glorious sunshine for the whole day, which would in turn work in Ovenden favour.

After contact with another car at turn two in Q1 the Morris Lubricants supported driver was sitting in fourth place. This only went to spurred the two-time Supernational Champion on as he recorded successive wins in Q2 and Q3 to earn his first final pole position of this campaign. He left nothing to chance and went on to win in an impressive light to flag win.

Ovenden has firmly established himself yet again that he is the man to beat this season.

The championship now moves to Ovenden’s home circuit of Lydden Hill for its traditional Easter Monday fixture. Action gets underway at 09:00

Tristan Ovenden, #72: “It feels great to be back racing I wanted to come here and do well as it was the only circuit on the calendar that I had not won at. It feels great to have broken my duck here! It’s the best possible start for me, the team and my sponsors. All the hard work over the winter has really paid off.”