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By Lisa Barbour
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Podium place for rally team

RALLY star Andy Scott secured second place in the British Rallycross Championship round at Pembrey on Sunday – keeping Albatec Racing firmly in the title hunt.

PODIUM PLACE . . . Andy Scott secured second place at Pembrey at the weekend

The team principal didn’t have the best of heats but still managed to secure a crucial front row position for the all-important final.
But his main championship rival, four-time British champion Julian Godfrey, started from pole and got the perfect line into the first corner.
And despite a stirring drive from Scott, that included posting the fastest lap of the race, he was unable to capitalise on the Peugeot 208’s 600bhp to find a way past.
Finishing runner-up for the second time this season, along with two victories earlier in the year, puts the Lochfoot team second overall with two rounds remaining.
Scott said: “The heats didn’t really go particularly well, but nevertheless we managed to get a front row start for the final.
“I lost a bit of time on the first lap because of the dust; it was otherwise a good race, just not good enough.”
Meanwhile, there was drama aplenty for Finn Kristian Sohlberg’s debut as a cracked manifold resulted in smoke billowing into his car, and he was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
And double and reigning British RX150 champion Marc Scott also had an eventful day with his joint lead in the table disappearing after finishing fourth in the final.
Reflecting on his race, he said: “From start to finish it’s been a pretty terrible day to be honest. The moral of the day is there isn’t any room for error, if you make a mistake you’re going to get penalised and you’re going to lose places.”

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