Ti­tle show­down for Al­batec

The Galloway News - - SPORT -

Al­batec Rac­ing is gear­ing up for a Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship show­down this week­end.

The Lochfoot team’s driver Mark Hig­gins goes into the fi­nale at Sil­ver­stone with the most points but once dropped scores are taken into ac­count he drops back to third.

The Manx­man is tak­ing part in the se­ries for the first time in one of the team’s Peu­geot 208 RX Su­per­cars. He’s won two rounds, also tak­ing two sec­onds and two thirds.

He said:“It’s been an in­ter­est­ing first sea­son in ral­ly­cross and now it all comes down to Sil­ver­stone.

“The team has given me a great car and it’s a shame that we are not in a stronger po­si­tion go­ing into the fi­nal round af­ter some in­ter­est­ing luck and on-track in­ci­dents.

“It’s still very pos­si­ble to win the cham­pi­onship and any­thing can and nor­mally does hap­pen in this sport. I hope we can have a fair, clean, race and with such a strong en­try it will be very in­ter­est­ing to see the out­come of the fi­nal points.”

Team prin­ci­pal, Andy Scott, added: “Once again, the sea­son has come down to the fi­nal round. Mark has driven in­cred­i­bly well all year; he’s proved con­sis­tently quick even on un­known cir­cuits, such is his un­doubted skill be­hind the wheel.

“The team as al­ways has worked hard to pre­pare a race-win­ning car for him and, although we ap­pre­ci­ate it’s go­ing to be a chal­lenge, we’ll do ev­ery­thing in our power to end the year with an­other vic­tory.”

Fly­ing high Mark Hig­gins in ac­tion for Al­batec at Sil­ver­stone in March

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