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United Kingdom's Craig Brown Racing to Run Two Cars in Rallycross

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Fuchs Lubricants supports the PSM Motorsport Renault Meganes in the Pro-Car 2000 Class
Fuchs Lubricants supports the PSM Motorsport Renault Meganes in the Pro-Car 2000 Class
Rallycross is a combination of touring car racing and rallying, on tracks that combine both tarmac and gravel surfaces, and it’s a booming, fan-favorite form of motorsport in the United Kingdom.
The 2010 Rallycross Championship will be at the Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire on the March 28th
The 2010 Rallycross Championship will be at the Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire on the March 28th


"There are championship classes to suit all ages and budgets, from clubman cars which are standard specification road cars with added safety features such as a roll cage, extinguisher and safety harness, to top specification 4wd supercars, with over 500BHP, that can accelerate faster than a formula 1 car. Drivers can start in the junior class at the age of 14 and when they are 16 can choose the class that suits them best," explains Craig Brown, one of the preeminent young drivers in the sport.

PSM Motorsport are the organizers of the 2010 Fuchs Lubricants Rallycross Open Championship. Brown has competed in the Championship over the last couple of years and was approached towards the end of 2009 to drive one of the Fuchs Lubricants supported PSM Motorsport Renault Meganes in the Pro-Car 2000 Class.
Rallycross tracks combine both tarmac and gravel surfaces challenging both the drivers and the cars
Rallycross tracks combine both tarmac and gravel surfaces challenging both the drivers and the cars


"Peter Stott (PSM Motorsport Ltd Director) has worked hard to build a championship that meets the requirements of the drivers in all classes, and PSM Motorsport has developed a unique approach of combining the aspirations of the Championship organizers, title sponsors and an aspiring young driver to create a unique motorsport opportunity," says Brown.

2010 will see Craig Brown Racing and PSM motorsport run two cars in the championship, with Brown driving the lead car. The second car is available for hire throughout the season. This creates the opportunity for anyone who has motorsport ambitions to come and try their hand at Rallycross at a relatively low cost.

In 2010 there will be Rallycross events held at Mallory Park, England, Nutts Corner, Ireland, Pembrey, Wales, Knockhill, Scotland, as well as a new track in Tockwith, England. There are nine rounds in the Championship Series and the last event is a double header with the Rallycross Superprix, which attracts top drivers from all across Europe.

"The product support from K&N is very much appreciated," remarks Brown. "This year more than ever before, organizations have cut back financially and this is having an impact on most drivers as sponsors are hard to find."

"To know we have the best air filter products under the bonnet means that we have one less thing to worry about, particularly as K&N has provided sufficient product to see us through the year. We will endeavour to maximize the exposure of their support in every way we can, and look forward to maintaining a relationship in future years."

"I have used K&N filters since I started racing in Rallycross five years ago. I found that the engine could breathe much better as the K&N filter does not restrict airflow. Because Rallycross involves both gravel and tarmac sections, the conditions are either very dusty, or muddy and wet; K&N filters work well in all conditions."

"We have fitted RC-5052AB cold air intakes with RC-5052DK Air Filter Wraps to both of the Renault Meganes we are running. We will provide you with updates throughout the year regarding my progress in the 2010 Fuchs Lubricants Rallycross Open Championship."

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