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Engine failure ends Kenny Cowie’s disappointing Knockhill weekend

An engine failure robbed Rotor Racing’s Kenny Cowie of a potential top five finish in the second Scottish Formula Ford race at Knockhill.

Cowie, whose opening race was ended in the closing stages following contact with Neil Broome’s Ray at the exit of the Hairpin, had been making his way back through the field when his Mygale suddenly slowed on the straight towards Clark’s.

It came just before Broome himself also pulled off track with a suspected engine issue before McIntyres, with Cowie confident a strong points haul was possible.

“I think it’s something the reverse direction tends to do with these engines really,” a despondent Cowie told FF1600website post-race.

“It’s possible that there was an over-rev halfway through because I just couldn’t get it into fourth, but I’ve done that many times before and never had an issue.

“It’s a really disappointing end to a disappointing weekend really. The car felt good, the engine strong and the handling just where I wanted it to be.”

Cowie’s team just managed to get his car ready for the second race after having to replace the left rear suspension of the Mygale. Despite a strong start to the race, Cowie was left still feeling the effects of his Race 1 ending collision.

“We were lucky to get out [for Race 2] as we didn’t have the spare parts after the crash, but the guys somehow managed to get it back together.

“We had toe-in at the rear, no set-up and the camber was all over the place, so it was far away from where it should have been.”

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