2012 Protyre Formula Renault champion Scott Malvern will make a full-time return to racing this season in the Radical SR3 Challenge.
The 24 year old is making the switch to sportscar racing with the Kevin Mills Racing team, and will share his SR3 this season with Castle Combe FF1600 graduate Nick Jones, with both the team and drivers being new to Radical racing.
Malvern returns to full-time racing after sitting out the majority of 2013, the new deal seeing him reunite with the team that guided him to his stand-out highlight of last season, his comprehensive Walter Hayes Trophy victory at Silverstone in November.
“Firstly as ever, I never take anything for granted,” said Malvern. “This is a new discipline that Nick, Kevin & I will all have to learn with a lot more emphasis on teamwork and strategy. We are also yet to drive the car which Kevin is busy preparing but I am very much looking forward to it all and if it gets me started on a new career in sports or GT cars then that can only be a good thing.
“Radical are a great company with some fantastic cars. I had a test run in the brilliant new RSX just before Christmas and cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the SR3. I’m not making any bold predictions but as ever I will be giving it maximum effort and hopefully competing somewhere at the sharp end.”
The double McLaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist isn’t shutting the door completely on his single-seater career though, and plans to combine his endurance Radical effort with outings in some MSVR James Beckett Super Series rounds, before returning to defend the Walter Hayes Trophy at the end of the year.
“Driving Formula Ford 1600 is for me pure enjoyment,” he added. “I really loved returning to the category last year and when Kevin asked me if I’d like to keep my hand in this season I couldn’t really say no. I really just to have as much as fun as possible.”