Harrison Scott: “I need to be fighting for the win on every outing”

Harrison Scott - Credit: Antonin Grenier / DPPI

Harrison Scott secured his third victory of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season on Saturday, but a spin cost him dearly during Sunday’s second race at Paul Ricard.

The AVF by Adrian Vallés driver secured pole position and a great victory on Saturday, holding off the near-race long advances of championship leader Lando Norris, winning by just 0.152 seconds.

But Scott admitted his disappointment after spinning whilst running fourth on Sunday, with the Briton finishing ninth as a result and dropping back down to third in the championship, having briefly jumped to second with Saturday’s victory.

“We had a big high on Saturday, claiming pole position and going on to win the race with a great effort; the car was perfect and the result was fantastic for myself and for the team,” said Scott.

“On Sunday the car was really good again, but I just couldn’t piece it together as I got caught in traffic. That put me down to fifth, but with only half a tenth from P2, which I think would’ve been easily achievable if I’d have had a clear run.

“I got up to P4 in the opening lap of race two and I was pushing really hard to try to get a podium position when I lost the rear in the last sector on lap 10 and I spun.

“I managed to keep the car going and recover to take ninth place, but I am obviously disappointed as the Championship title fight is very close now and I need to be fighting for the win on every outing.”