Albatec’s James Grint claims sixth-place finish at British RX Lydden Hill

James Grint underlined his race potential as the Albatec Racing driver claimed a sixth-place finish at the latest 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship round at Lydden Hill.

Grint, who claimed a podium finish on the first Lydden Hill outing for British RX in March, could not repeat the same result this time round.

The Hertford racer made a blistering start, taking second in the first qualifying round, followed up with fourth and fifth-place finishes in the second and third races.

In the semi-finals, a well-timed ‘Joker’ lap ensured that Grint claimed third and a place in the final, where he finished sixth after making a decent start. His Albatec RX Peugeot 208 Supercar’s tyres gave in at the end of the final, meaning Grint missed out on another podium finish at Lydden Hill.

Grint said post-Lydden Hill “Overall it’s been a great weekend and I’m very happy. We had the pace right from the start and the car performed perfectly all day. We made some significant changes after practice and throughout the day it allowed me to have three good qualifying races.

“The training I had certainly paid off in the opening heats, but in the final, I think I pushed a little too hard and overcooked the tyres, which meant after I’d jokered, I was unable to retake third position.

“We had some good clean racing today though and I’m happy with the outcome – we head into the next round fired up and ready for a good result.”

James Grint is now tenth in the Championship Standings, 88 points behind Championship Leader Dan Rooke as British RX heads back to Pembrey, Wales for the penultimate round of the 2016 season.