Albatec driver third
Albatec Racing’s Mark Higgins had to settle for third place in the penultimate round of the British Rallycross Championship at Pembrey.
The Lochfoot team and the Manxman showed good pace throughout the day at the Welsh track, giving Higgins pole for the final race.
However, contact with Ollie O’Donovan at the first turn saw him pushed wide and he had to settle for third.
He said: “It’s been a very disappointing day from my side.
“We had the pace to take the win here and were on target to do so but for contact with Ollie in the last two races. We came here as championship leaders and were looking to extend that into the final round. Sadly, it wasn’t to be and it’s incredibly frustrating to have the hard work of myself and the entire Albatec team go unrewarded.”
Higgins has now dropped out of the lead of the championship and heads to the final round at Silverstone in November in a three way fight for honours with O’Donovan and Julian Godfrey.
Team principal Andy Scott said: “Naturally it’s disappointing not to leave Pembrey with the championship lead intact and another win under our belt, particularly as once again we proved to have a very strong package. I understand Mark’s frustration, he’s been consistently fast all day and deserved to win. It leaves the championship very close going into the final round.”
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