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Scott Fights Through For Silverstone Win

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Harrison Scott has become the third different winner in three races in the post-Cammish era of the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain, taking a hard-fought win in the final race of the weekend at Silverstone.

With the championship enjoying a new lease of life in the absence of recently-crowned champion Dan Cammish, anticipation was high for the final twenty minute encounter of the weekend following two exciting races.

The start of the race was a case of deja-vu for pole-sitter Max Marshall, another slow getaway meaning he’d once again lost the lead by the time the field reached Copse. Sam Brabham once again stormed through into the lead, with Marshall just slotting into second ahead of Camren Kaminsky.

Jayde Kruger mounted a challenge around the outside of Kaminsky at Brooklands for third, however the move only resulted in the South African running wide, with Scott benefitting to move into fourth ahead of Kruger and his Jamun Racing team-mate Juan Rosso.

Marshall’s run in second and the JTR one-two-three was a short-lived affair unfortunately, a problem with a boost hose causing him to drop down the field and eventually visit the pits.

The 19 year old left behind a four car battle for the lead, with Kaminsky under immense pressure from Scott. The Falcon Motorsport driver drew alongside on lap five and after running side-by-side for over half a lap, he eventually made it stick in Becketts, with Kruger following through and forcing Kaminsky wide, the American slipping to fifth behind Rosso.

Scott’s attention turned closing down Brabham ahead, with the newly-crowned Scholarship Class champion slowly chipping away at the leader’s advantage before mounting a challenge on lap seventeen.

An attempted move at Brooklands failed, but one corner later Brabham ran wide, allowing Scott to slide his Formula Ford EcoBoost 200 alongside. Brabham braved it out on the outside and the duo ran side-by-side down the pit straight before Brabham was forced to concede the lead into Copse corner.

With Kruger looming large in Brabham’s rear-view mirrors, Scott was awarded a relatively comfortable run to the flag for his first Formula Ford GB victory. Brabham held off Kruger’s advances to take second, with Kruger completing a clean sweep of podium finishes for the weekend in third.

Rosso secured fourth ahead of Kaminsky, with Chang Wing Chung and James Abbott completing the top six ahead of Luke Reade and Connor Mills.

With a number of trips to the pitlane over the course of the race, Marshall wasn’t classed as a classified finisher, though the JTR racer once again showcased his potential by setting the fastest lap of the race.

Also making frequent pitlane visits was Andrew Richardson, the engine issues that have plagued him all weekend returning once again.

Full race results can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/133903foz.pdf

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