Cyril Raymond is the inaugural RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires champion, after thrilling the partisan fans with a flawless performance at Lohéac in France, at the beginning of the month, to clinch the coveted crown on home soil.
If Raymond won the final in France, he would also win the RX2 title, and the Olsbergs MSE ace duly delivered – with just one round of the RX2 season remaining.
RX2 will next visit South Africa, which is also the final round of the year for World RX and an historic moment as it will be the first time the rallycross championships will be heading to the African continent.
Sarah McRoberts, Marketing Communications Manager, Cooper Tire Europe, said, “Congratulations to our inaugural RX2 champion, in what has been a closely fought opening season for the series.
“As the sole tyre supplier, in World RX and RX2, we are proud that all drivers compete on high performance Cooper rallycross tyres. Our RX2 tyre is smaller in radius and diameter than the World RX tyre, but manufactured using a similar construction, and produces the same thrilling action across mixed surfaces – from the rough to the smooth.”