Three Al­batec cars head to France

The Galloway News - - MOTOR SPORT -

Kirsty Rid­dick is clos­ing in on sec­ond place in this year’s MSA Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship.The Haugh of Urr co-driver and Ul­ster­man Jonathan Greer took third over­all and sec­ond of the Bri­tish cham­pi­onship en­tries on the John Mul­hol­land Mo­tors Ul­ster Rally at the week­end in their Pirelli-backed Citroen DS3 R5. It was enough to lift them both into third place in their re­spec­tive cham­pi­onships, Rid­dick now just eight points be­hind sec­ond-placed James Mor­gan in the co-driver cat­e­gory with just Septem­ber’s Isle of Man Rally to go. Al­batec Rac­ing are send­ing three cars to the French round of the World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship next month.

The Lochfoot team’s prin­ci­pal Andy Scott will be joined at Lo­héac-Bre­tagne by reign­ing Euro­pean champ Tommy Rus­tad and French RX race win­ner Phillippe Maloigne.

All three will be driv­ing in the team’s 600bhp Peu­geot 208 RX Su­per­cars on the big­gest event in the ral­ly­cross cal­en­dar, which takes place from Septem­ber 2 to 4.

Scott said: “It’s al­ways a fan­tas­tic event at Lo­héac, with mas­sive crowds who are very pas­sion­ate about ral­ly­cross. It’s the num­ber one motorsport in France. We al­ways have a great week­end there where per­for­mance is boosted by the strong sup­port of the fans. It’s al­most like a home event for me.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to tak­ing Tommy to Lo­héac so he can ex­pe­ri­ence what is ar­guably the big­gest ral­ly­cross event of the year, and Philippe too. Af­ter a strong run of races in the French Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship it will be re­ally in­ter­est­ing to see how this mea­sures up against the World RX stars.”

Tommy Rus­tad this week­end One of the three Al­batec driv­ers rac­ing in France

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