Albatech Racing will be hoping for a strong start to their FIA European Rallycross Championship career as the rebranded RallycrossRX makes its debut at the home of British rallycross, Lydden Hill.
Andy Scott will lead the team at his home event as the top rallycross competitors in Europe face off, including World Rally Champion Petter Solberg, Global Rallycross Champion Tanner Foust and reigning European Rallycross Champion Timur Timerzyanov. Scott will be confident, however, having taken three heat wins in the opening round of the 2012 ERC rounds at the Kent circuit.
Albatech will bring their new 600bhp, 2-litre Peugeot 208 to Lydden Hill, a car they hope that Scott, one of Europe’s top supercar racers, can take to the front of the field, who is joined by new team-mate Michael De Keersmaecker, who will be making his race debut at the second round in Portugal.
“The level of competition this year will undoubtedly be high and the quality of drivers we’re up against is equally strong, so I’m under no illusions that we’ll have a battle on our hands.” said Scott.
“However, we have a fantastic group of professionals in the team and the Albatec Peugeot 208 should be among the best cars out there, so we will do our utmost to start our season in the best possible way. Testing has gone well and we look forward to unveiling our new team livery at Lydden, while I am also delighted to welcome our latest addition to the team, Michaël De Keersmaecker, who joins us in Kent next weekend ahead of his Portugal debut.”