Scott MalvernWhile British Motor Racing fans hoped for home success at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, one young UK driver achieved success abroad. Barkingside’s Scott Malvern took a brilliant and hard fought victory at the legendary Spa circuit in Belgium. But Scott suffered a nightmare start to the weekend on Friday when he suffered gearbox failure as he exited the pits for qualifying. He struggled round to complete three qualifying laps at speed which were only good enough to give him 14th, 16th & 21st (last) grid positions for the weekend’s three races. But undeterred he put an amazing master display of overtaking to take victory in races one and three and was only narrowly denied a win in race two by just thousandth’s of a second in a photo finish with winner Australian Geoff Uhrhane. Uhrhane who led the race when Scott made it through the pack to 2nd place, held a six second advantage but Scott reeled him in at a rate of knots to produce a nail biting finish.

He also pulled off the overtaking move of the weekend against Uhrhane in race one taking the lead from him at the ultra fast Eau Rouge bend and set a new lap record in race three in his quest to claim the overall Euro-Cup title for the weekend. The two victories take Scott’s win tally for the season to 12 wins from 15 races.

Scott also leads the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford championship of Great Britain at the half way stage of the season having won 10 of the 12 rounds held so far.

Photo by Jakob Ebrey Photography.