Another Porsche podium for Scott as he continues to show the rest of the grid he means business!
Motorsport ambassador Scott McKenna continues to perform as this past weekend of racing took him to Scotland. After a P3 in the last race at Oulton Park Scott knew that his good run of form was something he wanted to maintain and bring to Knockhill.
A fast free practice session on Friday enabled Scott to show his pace, however a red flag at the end of qualifying left Scott in P8 for the start of race 1, far from ideal in Scott’s eyes but he is a man who performs extremely well under pressure, bring it on.The opening 30-minute race brought a reversal of fortune thankfully for McKenna, as he took advantage of retirements ahead of him to climb up the order. After offs for two Porsches ahead of him, McKenna moved up into fifth place and gave chase to Redline team-mate Dorian Mansilla for much of the race. Two safety car interruptions brought him back into the mix, but the youngster came home fifth to score more crucial points and finish as second best of the rookie class drivers.
The partially reversed grid was again kind to the Redline driver who was put on pole position for race two, and he made sure of his escape by easing out to a lead of over five seconds before the danger man, King, made his way through to be the chaser.
McKenna threw the kitchen sink and more to hang on as the faster Parker car closed in, setting up a final lap shoot-out. McKenna rebuffed the series leader for a full lap, but lost grip on the dirty line and slid wide at Clark corner, hanging on for second place and another Rookie Cup win – his fourth of the season and third overall podium.“So close and yet so far! We gave it absolutely everything we had in the cars on Sunday. I was on the limit trying to build as big a gap as I could to be sure that I had a chance when the faster car came through the field.
We’re definitely closing in now on that first Carrera Cup win though and that gives us a big boost having the experience to run up front in clear air and fight for the top spot.
We’ve got lots of work to do and improvements in our locker as our experience grows, but some good progress has been made and we made a strong recovery from qualifying to show our fight after we were hard done by with some bad timing of the red flags. On pace, we were often the closest to spoiling the party.
“Thank you to Redline, my family and sponsors and everybody for their support again, and we’ll go again at Thruxton next month after a break and come back fighting.”
The Stokesley man next heads to Thruxton on 19/20 September for the latest pair of races. Sunday races will be broadcast LIVE on ITV4 in support of the British Touring Car Championship.