Malvern Set For Busy Brands With Radical And Ford Outings

by Simon Paice

Scott Malvern is preparing for a busy outing at Brands Hatch this Saturday (7th June), as he combines his regular Radical SR3 entry with an appearance in the Champion of Brands Formula Ford 1600 event.

Malvern will once again be teaming up with Nick Jones in a Kevin Mills Racing-prepared Radical SR3 for the latest two forty minute endurance rounds of the Radical SR3 Challenge.

On their first outing at Donington Park last month, the duo netted a maiden category podium finish despite Malvern suffering from pneumonia.

Alongside this, Malvern will return to FF1600 action for the first time since winning the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone last November, competing in a Kevin Mills Racing Spectrum.

The double duty means Malvern will be on track in five different sessions over the course of the day during the American Speedfest II event.

“I’m certainly going to have my hands full!” said Malvern. “I am literally going to have to jump out of one car and straight into the other as the timetable has me in back to back races, so it’s going to be interesting.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge. Unfortunately because of my bout of pneumonia and our busy schedules, Nick & I haven’t had the opportunity to test again since Donington as we would have liked to have done so we will just have to give it our best shot.

“Things are going to get busy with the Radical programme as the weekend after Brands Hatch we are straight up to Oulton Park for the first 90 minute race of the season but bring it on I say.”

Malvern’s double Brands action comes after the 25 year old had his first experience of driving a Formula One car in late May.

That opportunity came when he was asked by John Surtees to take the wheel of his Surtees TS7 1970 Formula 1 car in a street parade in Surtees’ hometown of Edenbridge in Kent.

“I was following John in his 1964 World Championship winning Ferrari and I can tell you he wasn’t hanging around,” added Malvern. “Blasting through the town with large crowds watching and cheering in an F1 car is an experience I’ll never forget. Now I have a small idea of what Monaco must be like!

“It’s fantastic that John parades this wonderful collection of vehicles to help raise awareness for The Henry Surtees Foundation and I cannot thank him enough for entrusting me with his beautiful car. It was a joy to drive.”

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