Group B revived at Lydden

The era when Group B rally cars moved into rallycross will be celebrated during the UK’s first round of the new FIA World Rallycross Championship, which takes place at Lydden Hill on May 24/25.

When Group B cars were banned from rallying in 1986, many of the cars transferred to rallycross and were further developed. Now some of the greatest GpB monsters will be back in action.

“We wanted to mark the arrival of the new World Rallycross Championship at Lydden with something truly special,” said venue boss Pat Doran. “We’ve really done that with what’s going to be an astonishing turn-out of these fantastic GpB cars. Many of today’s rallycross fans will never have seen these epic machines in action.”

Entries include Doran (Ford RS200), Olle Arnesson (Audi Sport Quattro S1), and Rob Gibson and Lawrence Gibson (MG Metro 6R4s).