Malvern Targets Stateside Switch After Pro Mazda Test

Reigning Protyre Formula Renault BARC champion Scott Malvern is aiming to re-launch his career in the USA following a successful Pro Mazda test last week.

Malvern travelled to Florida for two days of running at Sebring with front-running outfit Team Pelfrey, the team that took fellow Brit Jack Hawksworth to the series title last season.

The 26 year old has been forced to sit out the majority of this season so far due to budget constraints and is now focusing on securing a full-time drive for 2014, although he admits if the chance to race in the states this season came up he would grab it with both hands.

 “The test was great,” Malvern told Motorsport News. “I’d never been to Sebring before and the car was very different. The Mazda feels raw compared to UK single-seaters. It has a lot of power from the Rotary engine and it feels very progressive.

“My pace was good and I’m talking to the team about what we can do. If the chance to race this year came up it would be great as I’m not committed anywhere, but it may be next year. There are options for me.”

Malvern is the latest Formula Renault graduate to eye a move to America, with fellow Brits Michael Epps and James Fletcher having competed in USF2000 this season, the rung below Pro Mazda on the Mazda Road to Indy Scholarship ladder.