Albatec Prepare for Lydden WorldRX Debut


Albatec Racing will return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend at Lydden Hill in Kent, looking to carry on its strong form from both the British and European Rallycross Championships.

Team Principle Andy Scott makes his return to WorldRX after contesting the entire 2014 Championship. This time he is a wildcard entry in his Peugeot 208 WRX which has been so successful this year. Scott himself has taken two wins and a second place in BritishRX so far and he has high hopes for a strong performance this weekend. The Dumfries driver will use the same car James Grint drove in last weekend’s opening FIA European Rallycross event in Belgium.

He is joined for the WorldRX event by David Binks, who drove for the team last year in the french round of WorldRX held at Loheac. Binks is also entered as a wildcard entry for the weekend and will drive the Peugeot that Jerome Grosset-Janin used to secure his and the teams first ever EuroRX victory.

Andy Scott is looking forward to carrying the teams strong performance over into WorldRX.

“I’m really looking forward to going to Lydden Hill, but of course there’s a lot of preparation involved in getting the cars ready. We sustained quite some damage in Belgium, particularly to Jérome’s car, although I believe David suggested leaving the car as it is, so he doesn’t have to worry about scratching it! No pressure for David though, he’s getting the winning car! Mettet’s result lifted the morale of the whole team, we’ve been on the road now for a few weeks and a win makes it all worthwhile. I’m sure that momentum will go with us through to Lydden Hill, no pressure on me either but I think I’ll have to do something pretty special.”

David Binks is excited to compete in WorldRX again and is looking forward to challenging the establishment at Lydden Hill.

“I’m really excited to be back racing at Lydden Hill with Albatec Racing, on a track I know very well I’m hoping I can push hard for a good result. The improvements the team has made to the car over the winter look to be working so fingers crossed we can make some good battles happen to entertain all the British fans at the home of rallycross. I haven’t raced a Supercar for a while, but I’m confident of being able to recreate the team’s great pace in the opening Euro RX round in Belgium.”

The WorldRX of Great Britain takes place at Lydden Hill this weekend.