Martin aiming for 100% win rate after clinching Scottish title

Ross Martin has set his sights on achieving a 100% win record in 2018 Scottish Formula Ford, having already wrapped up the championship title with three races remaining.

Graham Brunton Racing driver Martin mathematically secured his second consecutive championship crown in advance thanks to a dominant season, winning every race so far this season when discounting National driver Matt Round-Garrido’s guest entry in May.

With no championship to worry about, Martin has now set his sights firmly on winning the remaining three races and therefore beating all his series rivals in every round this year.

“I want to accomplish the best I can and that is by winning every race. To take maximum points would be nice. That is the plan. So far, so good,” said Martin.

“I’m not going to hold back in the second race. I’ve got nothing to lose, it’s all there now. My pace is there to take it, so why not?”

Sunday’s opening FF1600 race, the second 2018 series round on the reverse direction version of Knockhill, was beset by rain, with Martin mastering the conditions to finish 12.212 seconds ahead of second placed Ciaran Haggerty in only 12 racing laps.

Though the circuit currently looks set to dry out somewhat, Martin is confident he has the pace to continue his streak no matter the weather.

“The car’s been on rails all weekend. Yesterday was dry in practice but no faults there again.

“As soon as the rain came down this morning, I felt comfortable straight from the get-go. My times in the first couple of minutes were out there, really fast compared to the others on the circuit.

“Going into the second race, I’m going to try and get my head down and push like I did in the first one.”

Martin has also scored pole position at every Scottish Formula Ford race weekend this season, and will start from first place again for race two later on Sunday afternoon.

Alasdair is Digital Manager for FF1600website and was previously Scottish FF1600 correspondent. When not busy with FF1600, his day job is with Mediatica, a motorsport PR firm.

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