25th of June saw round 3 of 2017 British RX taking place at the newly improved Pembrey Circuit in South Wales. Julian Godfrey saw a brilliant start and finish to the round and managed to finish in the overall 1st place. He set fastest time in Q2 and Q3 and without too much effort took the lead after the first corner in the final.
However, the race proved unlucky for the RCIB Insurance Racing sponsored, Team BMR Principal Warren Scott, who had a misfire in Q1 and endured a sudden combustion of his Citroen DS3’s engine in Q2. Yet, with great effort from LD Motorsports team, Scott was able to get back in the race for Q3 and finish with impressive time, leaving him 5th in the drivers standing board.
However, due to technical difficulties Scott decided to use this round as a his drop one. Nevertheless he is looking forward to the next round : “The circuit at Pembrey is a great rallycross track which I enjoyed driving, the speed was there but unfortunately a catalogue of bad luck was endured so unfortunately I will need to use Pembrey as my drop round as no points were scored. I am looking forward to Mondello Park in a couple of weeks time and we will have the added bonus of testing there on the Friday so we will be very well prepared for the weekend ahead!”
Oliver Bennett, driving Ford Fiesta and Nathan Heathcote in Renault took second and third places respectively. For Bennett this has been a second podium win in his maiden season, successfully pushing him into championship lead. Nathan on the other hand had a tougher run, he retired in Q1 and did not start Q2. However, he was lucky enough to scrape onto the back of the grid and make his way up the order through a clever and well-timed joker lap strategy.
Next round will be taking place at Mondello Park in Caragh, Ireland, between 22nd and 23rd of July