Downhill biker Mark Scott finished an impressive sixth in stage three of the Enduro World Series at Glentress.
The former Portobello High pupil, part of the Wide Open racing team, was one of the field’s most outstanding performers on the Tweed Valley circuit just outside Peebles. Scott, 22, accumulated a total of 380 points at the competition, with winner Justin Leov of New Zealand standing atop the podium with 500.
The Series comprises of eight events located in different countries around the world, the first stage having been held in New Zealand in March where Scott finished just outside the top 30. The Edinburgh rider did, however, finish 11th in the second stage held in Ireland last week before his fine display down in the Scottish Borders.
“I found Glentress a lot less stressful as I know the tracks a bit better,” Scott said. “The weather wasn’t great but I took advantage of it as some of the other riders seemed to struggle. I really enjoyed it. The first event [in New Zealand] wasn’t great as I crashed a lot but I’ve really picked up since then and put the results in. I’ve been working with a new coach this year and it’s working out really well. I certainly want to finish the series in the top ten. I feel I’m as good as the others on my day and I know I can beat them. My confidence is really high.”
The Series now moves to France in July before events in the US, Canada, Spain and Italy will determine the world champion in October.
Scott is currently positioned 12th in the overall standings after three events with 850 points, 500 adrift of Series leader Leov.