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Croft: Scott: It's nice to be at the sharp end!

Silverline Subaru BMR Racing boss Warren Scott emerges as the top Levorg runner with the fifth quickest time in FP2 ahead of BTCC qualifying at Croft.
Silverline Subaru BMR Racing boss Warren Scott emerged as the top Levorg runner after setting the fifth quickest time during FP2 prior to this afternoon's British Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Croft.

Scott ended the final practice ahead of his fellow Subaru team mates Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and James Cole but said that was largely down to utilising new rubber during a qualifying simulation.

Subaru are expected to contend for pole position during qualifying this afternoon given the Levorg outfit's rise in performance last time out at Oulton Park.

Looking ahead to qualifying, Scott says his aim is to build upon his promising form by replicating that sort of pace on a consistent basis.

"It's nice but I done a practice run for qualifying so I had more grip than the other boys had. I'm still pleased. It's nice to be up the sharp end in any session. Hopefully I take what I've learnt and turn it into a good qualifying result," Scott told Crash.net.

"My biggest problem is being able to do the same lap twice. I'm still a bit green compared to the rest of them. If I can stay relaxed, I can go quicker. It's whether I can get that lap back in.

"I think we've got fantastic race pace but I just need to qualify as well as I can to use that race pace. It feels positive. The car is great, absolutely magic. As long as I can concentrate on it, I can get a good time."

As the title race edges towards it's halfway point, Scott insists that despite Subaru's troubled start to proceedings his BMR squad aren't giving up on this season just yet.

Since their Oulton Park exploits, Turkington and Plato have both risen up the standings to 13th and 14th but still remain a long way off the championship summit.

"We're very pleased. It's down to the dedication of the boys who have made this all happen. They've done a great job to create four race winning cars since the winter and I can only see it getting stronger," Scott continued.

"We haven't given up on the championship just yet. We'll be fighting until the last round."



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