Dan Rooke rounds out strong British contingent for Lydden Hill

Dan Rooke is the final high-profile name to join the TitansRX field for the series first visit to Lydden Hill, completing a star-studded 15-car field.

The 22-year-old is rallycross royalty in Britain, having won the 2016 national supercar championship and becoming the youngest ever winner of the category. Following his national success, Rooke spent a year competing in the RX2 series, where he finished runner-up.

„It feels mega to be back out on track. It feels like forever since I was competing in international rallycross so I am just so excited for the weekend,“ said Rooke. „Titans RX is a great concept, I love the idea of a single make series and going to all the classic RX tracks will make for some great racing all year.“

Rooke, who has focused on broadcasting and coaching commitments alongside sporadic on-track appearances in the last couple of years, is the fifth British driver to join the field alongside Andrew Jordan and rallycross debutantes Perry McCarthy, Abbie Eaton, and Oliver Webb.

„The driver line up in the series certainly makes it interesting, having so many top level drivers from different disciplines on track at the same time means that different drivers will excel in different areas,“ he said. „It’s going to be a tough weekends racing against these standards of drivers.“

Rooke is certain to be a big draw at Lydden Hill, the track where rallycross began, and he is looking forward to experiencing the iconic circuit in TitansRX’s single-make Pantera RX6 supercar.

„It’s really special to be back at Lydden, I have so many great memories from this track in the British championship and in RX2,“ he said. „It’s certainly a track I know well and I can’t wait to be behind the wheel of the Pantera RX6 around there.“

TitansRX founder and CEO Max Pucher was thrilled with the late addition of Rooke to the roster ahead of the series‘ maiden UK event.

„TitansRX Europe at Lydden Hill is rightly turning into a fabulous British racing festival with Dan Rooke as the final addition to the lineup,“ he said. „Dan is a British Rallycross regular but will also go into free practice the first time in a Pantera. On Sunday he and the other wildcards will be adjusted to the cars and track and give the full time drivers a run for the points.“

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