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Scott holds off Kruger to win first Oulton FFord race

by Peter Allen
Harrison Scott

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Harrison Scott kept Formula Ford GB title rival Jayde Kruger at bay to win a damp first race of the weekend at Oulton Park.

After starting on pole, Scott defended his lead strongly at the start and built up a lead of over one second on the first lap, but then spent much of the rest of the race defending from Kruger. Scott had enough in hand though to win by 0.9 seconds.

The win would have eliminated Scott’s three-point gap to championship leader Kruger, but Kruger bagged the fastest lap of the race and the associated bonus point to remain ahead.

The leading pair dominated the race, finishing 18 seconds ahead of the battle for third. Sam Brabham took the final podium spot on the final lap, but only after locking up and missing the Knickerbrook chicane and rejoining ahead of Juan Rosso. He was given a one-second penalty that dropped him behind the Argentinian.

Andy Richardson finished fifth ahead of Max Marshall, who inherited sixth after a spin for James Abbott. Ricky Collard was seventh ahead of Ashley Sutton, Chris Mealin and Connor Mills.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap
1 Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport 11 laps in 20:09.180
2 Jayde Kruger JTR +0.900
3 Juan Rosso Radical Motorsport +18.491
4 Sam Brabham JTR +19.059
5 Andy Richardson Richardson Racing +20.042
6 Max Marshall JTR +21.302
7 Ricky Collard Falcon Motorsport +25.691
8 Ashley Sutton Jamun Racing +26.886
9 Chris Mealin Falcon Motorsport +29.352
10 Connor Mills Meridian Motorsport +32.651
11 James Abbott Radical Motorsport +41.367
12 Greg Holloway SWB Motorsport +1:38.993
Not classified
Connor Jupp Meridian Motorsport +9 laps