Ovenden untouchable in Wales
Ovenden untouchable in Wales

Canterbury based Rallycross driver Tristan Ovenden headed to the first of two double headers at the home of Welsh Motorsport, Pembrey.

Over the two day event the circuit would be run in both directions.

Saturday and round 3 was dry and dusty. Conditions that well suited Ovenden’s V6 Clio. In fact the Morris Lubricants supported driver got straight down to the business in hand and notched up three impressive heat wins, bettering his fellow competitors by over 3 seconds in every qualifying session.

It was then no surprise that he lined up for the final in pole position from where he would take the checkered flag in an impressive lights to flag display of dominance crossing the line a full 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Day 2 and round 4 was to be run in the opposite direction which is arguably the faster of the two track layouts. The goody backed driver picked up where he left off the previous day and in the first qualifying session came from the back row of the grid to lead the race by the first corner.

In the search for the perfect weekend he went on to, yet again, claim all three qualifying sessions. The promised turn in the weather came just in time for the start of the final making the track conditions treacherous.

Although it was a far closure race it was one that Ovenden mastered with relative ease winning the far closer race. At the half-way point he now leads the 2019 Supernational Championship by a commanding 22 points.

Having won every single qualifying heat except one Ovenden is now well placed to possibly secure a third straight championship.

After a great weekend, Tristan Ovenden, #72 was rightly pleased:

“I was anxious leading up to this weekend, as we have had mixed conditions with very mixed results in the past and were expecting changeable weather again, but when the rain came down just a few minutes before the final, my amazing team turned the car around superbly into the wet set up to keep us competitive. Thanks to all our supporters for helping us to a great weekends result.”

The championship now has another short break and returns to Ovenden’s home circuit of Lydden Hill on 26th August. Track action gets underway at 09:00.