Double FIA European Rallycross Champion Derek Tohill continued preparations for the international Rallycross season by winning the second round of the Irish Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park earlier this month, his second win of the year.
Having claimed victory at the opening round of the season last month, on the revised anti-clockwise Mondello Park layout that was used again on Sunday, Tohill continued to work tirelessly to ensure the ex-OlsbergsMSE mountune-powered Ford Fiesta Supercar was not only ready for the second race meeting of the season, but to continue the development of setups before the opening round of the European Championship in Barcelona, Spain, later this month.
“I really enjoyed driving the alternative Rallycross layout at Mondello Park for the second time, the track was wet for the day this time but that made it even more fun to drive. I would almost go as far as to say that I prefer the reverse layout to the original one. The car felt very planted and stable in the wet and it didn’t miss a beat all weekend. The whole team and myself had great support from OMSE, mountune and Ohlins to ensure the car performed perfectly and reliably all day.”
The mountune Racing team supported Tohill last season in the European Rallycross championship, and in claiming the Irish Rallycross championship, providing him with a mountune designed and built 2.0L turbocharged Ford Duratec engine, running 600bhp.