McKenna was back on top with his second podium in the Porsche championship…
It looks like the week break for Scott and his team did its job as in his latest outing, Scott secured his second podium of the season and with it continues to impress all in his rookie season behind the wheel of a Porsche. Awkward weather conditions plagued this weekend but with an unphased Scott behind the wheel, he simply harnessed his Ice driving pedigree to keep the lively Porsche under control.
Race 1This weekend the races were split over both Saturday and Sunday and the first of the two races displayed the strength and talent of Scott incredibly well. A late flurry of changes in qualifying meant Scott was starting in P7 for race 1. There was work to do.
Fighting a damaged Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car and evading an incident ahead, McKenna came home sixth overall to narrowly miss out on another rookie class podium, something he aimed to put right in Sunday’s race.
A reverse grid shifted Scott onto pole position for race 2 on Sunday. A strong start in wet conditions kept him ahead of team-mate Matty Graham, and for two laps McKenna held his nerve at the head of the field. Former champion Josh Webster moved ahead at Old Hall on lap three, but McKenna held his own by retaliating on the outside briefly when eventual winner Harry King attacked for the second spot at Druids.
McKenna settled into a solid third spot, surviving a late safety car interruption to hang on and secure a hard-earned second podium finish of his rookie season in only six races, adding to his Donington rostrum visit in Round Two.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to be back on the podium again. Brands Hatch left us a bit disappointed through no fault of our own, and on Sunday we showed what we could do and got back to how we felt at Donington.
“Through my work with Ice Driver I know what it’s like to drive a Porsche in tricky conditions, and we were on the limit trying to keep in the fight towards the end when it was so greasy. We had damage on Saturday which held us back, but the reverse grid gave us the chance to recover. We showed our pace during Sunday’s race and I’m delighted with the result.
“A massive thanks to the guys at Redline and all of those backing and supporting me, and we’ve got to kick on now and believe that we can be the ones to challenge for the top three again in Scotland which is a tight and exciting track to visit.”Scott is back on track at Knockhill on the 29th - 30th August. If you’re in the UK, be sure to head over to ITV4 to watch that action as it unfolds. Learn more about the man himself by dropping Scott a follow on Instagram as well.
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