Bedford motor racing prospect wins in Scotland to maintain championship lead

Alex Walker (centre) has won 3 of his last 4 races... (Image: Jim Muir)

After winning his second National Formula Ford race in May, Bedford’s hottest motorsport hopeful Alex Walker, 17, won his third race out of four at Scottish circuit Knockhill in the National Formula Ford Championship.

Alex stormed into the race weekend claiming pole in the qualifying session recording the fastest lap time of 53.262 seconds.

He then went on to secure his third victory in Race 1 in what was a brilliant back-and-to race, culminating in a stoppage that benefited the Bedford driver.

Having started on pole, Walker was passed on lap 1 with Walker sitting on the leader’s tail until lap 13 when he found a way past.

Walker lost his lead again, however on lap 19 the red flag was raised meaning the race result was called at lap 18 when Walker was in the lead by a mere 0.088 seconds.

Race 2 started in much the same way as Race 1 and was an extremely close race for the top three, with Walker finishing in second position, and just three tenths of a second between him and the winner.

Walker’s third win in four races means he maintains his place at the top of the Championship leader board setting him in good stead for the next race at the legendary Silverstone circuit.

Commenting on his latest victory, Walker said: “I’m thrilled I’ve been able to maintain my number 1 position on the Championship leaderboard.”

“Qualifying on pole in Race 1 almost a second under the lap record put me in the right mindset to win the first race, my third national victory in four races.”

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