Grant Takes Maiden Win At Oulton Park
2016 is just Scott Grant’s second year of racing anything bigger than a pit bike. In his maiden season he won the DFDS Yamaha Past Masters Rookie championship and finished on the overall podium. He also qualified on pole at Pembrey.
At Oulton Park he impressed with the second pole position of his Bemsee career, but topped it off with his first win. And It was by no means a comfortable victory either.
Mark Taylor, who also qualified on the front row, led the race in the opening stages before Grant assumed the lead on lap three. Joining in the fight for the win was also reigning champion Matt Barber, the three the clear class of the field.
Grant led the way until the penultimate lap, when Barber made a move and hit the front. But it wouldn’t last, and Grant attacked, taking the lead and pulled a relatively large margin of half a second at the chequered flag.
Barber took second place ahead of his main championship rival, Taylor.
A hard-fought battle for fifth saw Giles Harwood take the position, and with it the Clubman class win, while the Rookie honours went to Allan Sexton.
Mark Taylor was the victor in the the second race, fending off the attentions of Grant to take the win by half a second. Barber, meanwhile, was embroiled in a scrap for third place, as Doug Edmondson chased him down and pressured the reigning champion all the way to the flag.
Another fifth place for Harwood handed him another Clubman win, with Sexton the Rookie winner.