Marc Scott Bounces Back to RX150 Action With Second at Pembrey BRX

Pembrey, Wales (UK) — 27 June 2017: Double British RX150 Champion Marc Scott from Dumfries and Galloway bounced back to race action with second place in round three of the Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship at Pembrey this weekend. The son of Albatec Team Principal Andy Scott, Marc set the early pace in practice aboard his Albatec Racing / Atlas Communications buggy, his first competitive outing in 12 months.

The Dumfries racer began his bid for race honours with third place in the day’s opening qualifying race, his first time back at the Welsh track since 2015. In Q2 a rare error from Marc saw him spin out of second on lap two, and drop back to seventh.

The final qualifying race also saw him start from the back row, and offered up second position for the 2013 and 2014 title winner after another solid run. His results put him fourth on the grid, for the all-important Final, where he lined up on row two.
A great start saw him make a move up the inside into turn one, where he claimed a position, putting him into third. Going into Honda curves another cracking pass at the hairpin earnt him second place.
By then racer leader Chrissy Palmer was too far ahead to make any inroads, although Marc posted some competitive laps and maintained position to the flag to take second on his return to competition.
Andy Scott, Albatec Racing Team Principal:
“For Albatec I’m delighted we’ve come away from Pembrey with second place, to go with Philippe’s second in Rallycross France in Chateauroux. Marc put so much effort into the weekend so it’s great to see him back on the podium and rewarded with a strong result.
“He had a good Q1 and Q3, and but for the spin in Q2 he’d have been in a much better position on the grid in the Final to challenge for the win. But that’s rallycross, and you can’t dwell on what might have been. Hopefully we’ll see him back out again very soon.”
Marc Scott, Driver Albatec Racing:
“I’m really happy with the weekend’s results, and the pace we had after a year away. It’s good to be back. There were a lot of new drivers so it was good to race against new opposition while also renewing my rivalry with Chrissy [Palmer].
“I had two good solid races but made a small mistake in Q2 after getting past for second place, which dropped me down to seventh. That definitely affected my position on the grid for the Final; had it not been for that I think I could have challenged for the win.
“Despite starting from the second row in P4, I made a good start and moved into third into turn one, then passed for second at the Honda curves, but I was too far behind to make a move. However, I managed to maintain the gap to Chrissy, and he certainly wasn’t getting away.”

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