Ross Martin Repeats
For the second season running Ross Martin took the honours in the Scottish Formula Ford Championship clinching the championship after a dominant victory in Race 1. Find out how he did it;
Heavy rain overnight made for trying conditions on Sunday morning, the painted kerbs and Knockhill’s still-new tarmac added to the difficulties. Times continued to tumble as drivers got to grips with the slippery track. Ross would ultimately achieve pole, beating Jordan Gronowski by 0.764 seconds.
Ahead of the race it looked like there was a dry line forming, however this was not to last. With lights about to turn green the heavens opened to drench the track and drivers. It was decided to start the race under a safety car- Ross later proclaimed he had never seen the spray from a safety car like it.
As the safety car left the track the getaway was timed to perfection – dropping fellow front row man Jordan Gronkowski. It was clear the confidence had in his car – 12 laps later the lead was 12 seconds. A dominant victory in the rain and mathematically taking the championship title.
The track had now dried somewhat and Ross again appeared to be in a league of his own – crossing the line with a 6.765 seconds gap on Graham Brunton Racing team-mate and second place runner Sebastian Melrose
In an interview with FF1600 website, Ross explained his goal was a 100% win rate.
“I want to accomplish the best I can and that is by winning ever race. To take maximum points would be nice. That is the plan so far, so good.”