Round 6 of the MSA British Rallycross championship, proved to be a difficult but ultimately rewarding one for James Grint and Albatec Racing. The round took place on the August Bank Holiday Monday at Lydden Hill, Kent. This being a promising track for James and Albatec in the past, with a podium finish at their last outing, back in March for round 2.
The opening qualifying race saw James take the 208 RX to second, and fourth fastest overall. Two fourth place finishes lead to a respectable fifth fastest overall, allowing easy qualification to the semis.
The semi-finals where a good opportunity for James to prove his skill as a rallycross driver, taking a well-timed joker lap, securing third place and into the final.
The final saw a good start from the third row, but unfortunately pushing hard on the opening laps lead to tyre degradation, and ultimately a drop of pace. By the time the joker had been taken on lap five, sixth place was the bast that could be secured.
Although there is disappointment in missing a repeat of the last visits podium, James and Team Principal Andy Scott are optimistic for the next round of the BRX at Pembrey, Wales on the 25th of September. Ablate will also feature in the next round of the World RX at Lohéac-Bretagne this coming weekend, it will feature all three of the Albatec cars, featuring Tommy Rustard, Philippe Maloigne (reigning ERX champ, and French RX championship contender) along with Andy Scott in the third car. All three capable drivers, and this is surely not one to be missed!