SCOTT TAKES DEBUT BSB MOTOSTAR PODIUM
Following on from his strong performance at the opening round of the 2018 Motostar Standard class at Brands Hatch where he achieved 7th and 6th places, Scott continues to grow as a rider and is gaining speed with every session. This was evident at Oulton Park over the Bank Holiday weekend where, having achieved 4th in qualifying and lining up on the grid alongside Cameron Horsman and Fenton Seabright, he took a strong if lonely 4th in the first race on Sunday.
This set the scene for the main event on Monday, the televised and slightly longer 14 lap contest. Drama ensued in the pit lane when the experienced European Talent Cup Rider, Victor Rodriguez, and favourite for the win was sidelined with a mechanical issue. The win was up for grabs and Scott made an excellent start, putting himself in the battle for the lead with Cameron and Fenton. Positions changed on a number of occasions and Scott pounced to lead his first Motostar Race.
Fenton quickly snatched it back and Cameron slipped through. This continued for a number of laps as they caught back markers and, with less than half a second separating them, the scene was set for a great battle. Unfortunately, Cameron crashed at Hizzies in front of Scott and gave Fenton a small cushion leaving Scott to settle for a safe second and his first BSB podium ahead of Thomas Strudwick.
Scott now lies third in the championship with a break until July 6/7 when the BSB paddock visits Scotland to compete at the Knockhill circuit. His next race meeting is the British Talent Cup competition at Donington Park, run alongside the World Superbikes on 26/27th May. On track image courtesy of Kerry Rawson.