Scott finds Pembrey tricky
Scott finds Pembrey tricky

Kent based Super 1600 hopeful Darren Scott found the new British Rallycross Championship course at Pembrey Circuit in Pembrokeshire, Wales tricky on Sunday.

The Pitek supported driver was looking to build on his solid showing at round 2 at his home event at Lydden Hill at Easter and hopefully break the deadlock in the Super1600 championship.

Scott, 35 from Gillingham, but now living in Sittingbourne, got straight down to business and sealed third fastest in Qualifying 1 notching up the fastest lap time in the process. Q2 saw him stay on the pace and securing fourth spot. This solidified third overall after the first 2 qualifying heats.

A difficult grid position for Q3 saw Scott trapped in traffic and he could only manage sixth overall. But this was enough to secure second place in the overall standings at the intermediate stage gaining him pole position for the semi-final.

However, Scott was battling handling issues. He managed to bring on the Pirtek supported Super 1600 Citroen in fourth place in the final. Although he has now slipped to fourth in the championship battle overall a slender 9 points is all that separates the top 5 Super 1600’s and at this early stage in the 2017 season that might as well be tied scores!

Having had a tough weekend, Scott is already looking forward:

“It was a challenging weekend with a few problems. It was frustrating as we know the car has the pace to be up there with the top runners, but unfortunately it just wasn’t our weekend this weekend.”

“We will head to Ireland looking to fight back. I really cannot thank the Pirtek lads enough getting the car back out for each race their determination and resourcefulness may well give us the edge when the season starts to close in”

The championship now moves on to a double header for rounds 4 and 5 and visits Mondello Park in Ireland for the first time since 2015. Racing starts on 22nd July starting at 9:00am and also on Sunday 23rd for round 5.

 

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