Scott Malvern - Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography

 

The newly crowned 2011 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford of Great Britain champion Scott Malvern is, for the second year running, in contention for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, the biggest prize for young racers in UK Motorsport.

22 year old Malvern is one of six drivers chosen as finalists for the 2011 award, the young racers set to fight it out at a test day at Silverstone in November for a massive prize, including £100,000 and a McLaren F1 test. Malvern will be up against a familiar face in the contest, with his former team-mate Emil Bernstorff also in the running, Emil having finished in seventh place in Formula Ford in 2010.

Scott said: “I’m delighted. This vindicates what was seen by many to be a risky strategy in returning to Formula Ford this season, having had such a brilliant 2010. If I hadn’t dominated this category in my second season I would have been thought of as a failure.

“I’ve done the job I set out to do. It was in the back of my mind that I could earn a second crack at the award but I never take anything for granted. A big thank you to the judges for selecting me and a massive thank you to the Jamun Racing team and all of my supporters for helping to get me here. I am really looking forward to the competition and intend to enjoy every second of it.”