Rallycross

First place is decided, time to settle second

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The battle for second place in the Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship will be decided at Pembrey this weekend, as three drivers head to Wales for the final round of the championship..

Pat Doran took the 2010 title last time out at Blyton, successfully defending his 2009 crown, but second place is still open to Andy Grant, Andy Scott and David Binks.

The rules of the British Rallycross Championship dictate that drivers take their best seven scores of the season, meaning they can discard one.

Grant and Scott will be able to do this, but Binks suffered a non-points scoring weekend earlier in the championship, which further adds to the excitement on show at Pembrey this weekend.

The change into the Ford Focus instead of he Escort Cosworth he had competed in for more than a decade at the start of the year has proven to be a successful move for Grant.

“I’ve had a brilliant year, better than I could really have hoped”, said Grant.

He is determined to give it his all at Pembrey, and further his affinity with the Focus.

“The Focus is completely different from the old Escort and every time I drive it I get a little bit more from the car. I’m second in the championship now and I really want to stay there so I’m going to give it everything in the final round”, added Grant.

Scott is also determined to secure second, despite still reflecting on a mistake at Lydden Hill which he is sure cost him the chance of featuring in a battle for first place this weekend, in what is his first full season in the Supercar class.

“I should have won at Lydden [round six], but I made a small mistake and got a puncture. That allowed Doran to win and cost me two places, if I’d won there, the championship would still be open and we’d going to the final round in with a chance of winning it”.

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