2010 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford of Great Britain runner up Scott Malvern has signed up with Jamun Racing as he looks to complete some unfinished business in the single seater series.
The McLaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist leads the teams assault on the UK series, as they look to win a seventh straight title, as well as the new Formula Ford EuroCup. The switch to Jamun marks a return to the team for the Essex racer, as he worked for them as a mechanic in 2008 before his racing career kicked off.
Malvern said: “We did look seriously at moving on to another series, but bridging the gap in funding between British Formula Ford and any of those series has just proved too difficult in the current economic climate. I have some fantastic sponsors but like everyone else they are feeling the pinch and they just weren't in the position to make the extra commitment.
“There is also an element that I have unfinished business here: I came very close to winning the title in my debut year and I now fully intend to come back and finish the job. It's going to be a very exciting championship this year with the EuroCup taking us to great circuits like Spa in Belgium and Zandvoort in Holland.”
Malvern admits it was a tough decision to leave his former team Cliff Dempsey Racing though, with whom he spent his first two years in car racing:
“It is with a heavy heart that I am moving on from CDR, as we have had some fantastic times over the past two seasons. I'd very much like to thank them and Gavin Ray for all of their help.”
Jamun will run four 2011- specification Mygales, with Dutchman Jeroen Slaghekke and Australians Nick McBride and Richard Goddard joining Malvern in their driving line up. The 2011 chassis’ feature several aerodynamic tweaks as they look to remain at the top of the field.
Commenting on the teams line up, team boss James Munday said: “Scott is a good signing for us. We have known him for years and he will fit in well with the team, and he's a very talented driver.
“We are pleased also to welcome Nick and Richard from Australia, both of whom have shown their pace in Formula Ford at home, and also Jeroen, who had an enormously promising season with us last year and who we expect to be very competitive.”