On Sunday 19th August, round 5 of the 2018 Schwalbe British 4X Series took place at Falmouth in Cornwall. Just a day after the National Championships, riders were well up to speed and this race looked like being a very tough day for all the elite riders with any one of them being capable of winning.
Scott just did a small amount of practice just to get ready for racing but also save a little energy for the big day ahead. The British 4X Series uses the moto system for qualification which means Scott would race 3 qualifying races against different riders to qualify through to the knockout rounds.
A slightly earlier start saw riders lining up at 11.00 to get the racing underway. Scott rode flawless and took 3 convincing wins in his motos. By the time the semi finals rolled around, again, like the previous day any of the remaining 8 riders had a chance of winning. Scott took the inside position again. With another perfect start he stamped his authority on the race and took the win to book his place in the final.
So, it was final time. Scott again took gate 1. Without doubt, saving his best until last, Scott rocketed out of the start and completely checked out. It was a flawless ride and Scott took the win leading from start to finish.
It was a perfect weekend with Scott winning qualifying on Saturday for National Championships, then every race he was in during the two days. It was an incredible performance and one that puts him back in the Series title chase:
“I could not be any happier. A perfect weekend doesn’t come along too often but we were able to do it here in Falmouth. After crashing out at round 2 then having to miss rounds 3 and 4 I am stoked that with this haul of points this weekend I have a chance at taking the overall series title in 2 weeks at the Series finals. It’s gonna be tough, but whilst I have a mathematical chance we will be giving it 100%.”
The Schwalbe British 4X Series finals will be taking place at Redhill in Gloucestershire on Sunday 2nd September.