We are delighted to report that our new racing partner Albatec Racing took victory in the opening round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship.
Frenchman Jérôme Grosset-Janin starting from the front row, powered his two-litre 16v Peugeot 208 RX to a solid victory, to take the lead in the points tables. The result marks a milestone for the Dumfries team, which now leads both Euro RX and British RX, following Andy Scott’s two wins and second place in the opening three rounds.
Former French champion Jérôme, on his debut competition with the team, had been on the pace all weekend, and set himself up with pole position for his semi final, which he comfortably won from the lights. Earning a front row start for the six-lap Final, the former rally man didn’t have an easy run, suffering a heavy hit at the start, which caused damage to his Poujoulat-backed car. Despite that, Jerome drove a perfect and controlled race to score an emotional victory in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
On the back of a strong performance in his debut Supercar race at Pembrey last weekend, Briton James Grint again impressed with his performance aboard the second Albatec Peugeot 208. After a solid day yesterday, the Hertfordshire driver suffered a puncture in his opening heat this morning, and despite another gutsy drive in the second, he finished just outside the crucial top 12 qualifiers.
Both Jérôme and James will return to race action in the second round of Euro RX, at the Estering, Germany over the weekend of 19-21 June, while the team heads straight to Lydden Hill, Kent for next weekend’s round four of World RX, the Motorsport News World RX of Great Britain, where David Binks returns to the team alongside Team Principal Andy. The team are running the full range of Rock Oil Lubrication including our Carbon range of ultra high performance engine oils.