2007 British Rallycross Champion Ollie O’Donovan will join Andy Scott in the Albatec Racing squad for the FIA World Rallycross Championship finale that takes place at San Luis in Argentina on 28 – 30 November.
O’Donovan returned to Rallycross action mid way through 2014 in the British Rallycross Championship after a break of three years, where he campaigned a Mk2 Ford Focus. He will pilot the second Albatec Peugeot 208 Supercar at the WorldRX Finale in Argentina alongside Team Principal Andy Scott.
It was O’Donovan who is responsible for getting Scott into the Rallycross Arena after letting him drive his ex Will Gollop Peugeot 306 at Lydden Hill back in 2011. Scott then went on to use the Peugeot in the 2011 season to finish second in the British Rallycross Championship that year.
However the targets for the Argentina WorldRX Finale are more realistic with Scott looking to make another Semi Final appearance whilst O’Donovan admits the weekend will be a steep learning curve.
“I’m delighted to welcome Ollie to Albatec Racing for what promises to be a fantastic end to the season. World RX has been superb this year, IMG and the organisers of each round have put on a great show for the thousands of fans who turn out, and Argentina will be no exception.
“The country is widely acknowledged as being fanatical about two things; football and motorsport. I’m certain the organisers will pull out all the stops for the week-long festival, which culminates in the final round of World RX,” said Scott.
“Ollie is responsible for bringing me into Supercars, and now it’s time to repay the favour! His ability behind the wheel is legendary, and his results this season since his return to racing has shown he has lost none of his flair – it will certainly be an interesting weekend and I’m very much looking forward to going head-to-head with him.”
“I can’t wait to race in Argentina, I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve never been before, so it will I’m sure be quite an experience. It would have been good to get a test beforehand, as I’ve never driven the 208 before, however it’s still just a car!” explained O’Donovan,
“It will be a steep learning curve that’s for sure and my plan is to be as reliable as possible and finish every heat. If I can be around the semi final places I’ll be happy. When Andy first drove the 306 at Lydden he was incredible, he loved it and ended up not giving it back! Now he’s returned the invite for me to drive the 208, it should be a great weekend.”
The final round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship, presented by Monster Energy takes place over the weekend of 28 – 30 November in San Luis, Argentina.