Scott Malvern has tied up a deal to return to the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain for the opening rounds of the 2013 season.
Malvern returns to the series that he dominated in 2011, having taken 18 wins in 24 races on his way to the title. He went on to win the Protyre Formula Renault BARC title last season in his first year of ‘slicks and wings’ racing.
The deal, which is currently only for the opening rounds at Brands Hatch on March 30/31, will see Malvern working with the teams that took him to those title successes, with Cullen Motorsport supplying the car to be run by Jamun Racing.
“I am really pleased to be racing again and the Ford EcoBoost 200 looks like it’s going to be a really exciting car to drive,” said Malvern. “We’ve worked incredibly hard over the winter to put something together and as with last year it looked as though we could miss the start of the new season.
“It is very a late deal again which means that we haven’t been able to test as most of our rivals have been doing. But we also showed last season that we are more than capable of hitting the ground running and I have the highest confidence in the team to put a good car under me.
“We will aim to put some solid points on the board at the first weekend and then build it from there. Thirty rounds is a long season and hopefully we will be able to secure the funding to stick around for the rest of it.”
The deal has come about thanks to continued support from Malvern’s 2012 championship winning partner SDS, and new backing from Essex-based crane hire company Contract Lift Solutions.
While the new deal continues Malvern’s affinity with single-seater racing, the two-time McLaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist sees his future lying in GT or saloon car racing.
“Climbing the single seater ladder is highly expensive,” he added. “I know I could do a good job in GP3 or F3 but it’s not possible without a lot of money. I’d be happy just to continue racing and the fact that we are on the fantastic British Touring Car package will hopefully bring me to the attention of some of those other great categories. The BTCC is booming right now & I’d love to line up with the likes of Shedden, Plato & Neal given the opportunity”