Albatec Forced To Withdraw From Pembrey BRX

Pembrey, Wales (UK) — Sunday 1 May, 2016; Dumfries based Albatec Racing has been forced to withdraw from rounds three and four of the 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with Odyssey Battery at Pembrey this weekend. After a promising start in this morning’s free practice session, the #27 Peugeot 208 RX Supercar of James Grint sustained an engine problem and will take no further part in the event.

The team will return to British RX race action in round five, which takes place at Maasmechelen, Belgium over the weekend of 16 & 17 July.Andy Scott, Team Principal Albatec Racing :“Naturally we’re very disappointed that after all the hard work we’ve put in since our podium finish at Lydden Hill we have to withdraw from Pembrey. We sustained engine troubles after just two laps in practice, which despite our best efforts could not be rectified for the first qualifying race. It’s particularly disappointing after conducting a very successful test with James recently, the results of which I’m sure would have seen a return to the podium.”

James Grint, driver Albatec Racing :

“We had very positive vibes coming into this weekend, so it’s very disappointing to have a technical issue. The team has worked very hard to get the car ready, it’s by no means any fault of the team, the mechanics are fantastic at looking after the car. As a team, and on a positive note, the one solid lap I did with the new dampers, the new engine, everything was just the perfect set-up for the weekend, and had we had got through to the qualifying I think we’d have been very quick. The car felt amazing.

“I’m not the kind to give up though, so we’ll push on in Belgium and make sure we win some races because that’s what the car is capable of. We just need to re-align everything as the team deserves it, and I believe I deserve it too. I know the results are coming, I just wish they’d come sooner. We’ve got a great car, a great team, we’ll be back stronger than before so watch this space.”

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