Luke Constantine takes Junior points lead with win
Luke Constantine (Richmond) moved into the lead of the MSA Junior Rallycross Championship standings by a single point by claiming victory in round eight at Pembrey. It was his older brother, Tom Constantine (Richmond) who led the final from the start and opened a commanding lead in the opening laps, but his single-make 1300cc Suzuki Swift would run into gearbox problems on lap four. Having taken an early joker, Luke moved into the lead when Tom took his joker on lap five, the former race leader then getting passed by both Patrick O’Donovan (Iver) and Marius Solberg Hansen (Norway) for the final podium places. However, following the final Tom Constantine was elevated back to third following a three-second time penalty for Solberg Hansen that dropped the Norwegian driver to eighth. “Tom was miles out in front, I probably wouldn’t have got him if it wasn’t for his mechanical issues but that’s just how it is sometimes,” said Luke Constantine. “I got lucky, but he will come fighting back at Silverstone I’m sure. I had a good Q1, got spun in Q2 and missed the joker lap in Q3 so it’s been eventful today but I’m happy to get the win." Will Layton finished fourth in his second Junior RX appearance, Eleanor Corner (Northallerton) was fifth and Morgan Wroot (Doncaster) recovered from time lost at the first corner to finish sixth. James Constantine (Darlington) was seventh. The Championship heads to Silverstone for the season finale on Sunday 4th November 2018.