Young Scottish driver Marc Scott, son of Albatec Racing team boss Andy Scott, is set to return to the British Rallycross Championship on this weekend’s round three at Pembrey in Wales, once again at the wheel of a RX150 buggy.
Scott Jr. has already secured two back-to-back British RX150 Championship titles, dominating the series in both 2013 and 2014, then took part in a one-off appearance at Maasmechelen in Belgium in 2016, alongside Albatec’s Supercar entry James Grint, finishing second, and is now returning to racing for the first time, eyeing a win, thus reopening his battle with rival RX150 competitor Chrissy Palmer, to whom he narrowly lost the Championship in 2015.
Current standings leader is John Ward, winner of round two at Lydden Hill in April, but the remainder of the top five are all close, and a win by Scott is likely to upset them.
“I’m seriously looking forward to getting back out in the buggy in Pembrey, Marc says.
I’ve spent a good few hours in the workshop preparing it so I’m hoping for a good result.
“After a year away I’m hungry for success. I’ve followed the championship so far this season this season and really miss the competition, so I’m looking forward to renewing my rivalry with Chrissy [Palmer], but also the opportunity to compete against the others which make up a good entry. I know the traditional Pembrey but I’ve not raced there on the reverse track, and that’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.”
Marc’s father, team boss Andy Scott, calls himself delighted to see his son back to racing: “During his championship winning years he demonstrated his pace and ability on numerous occasions, and was quite simply unbeatable, Scott Sr. reckons.
“Now with a full season out of the driving seat I know he’ll be as determined as ever to return to the top step of the podium. After all the hard work he’s put into rebuilding the RX150, I’m sure he’ll be able to give the series regulars a run for their money.
Action at Pembrey’s new, reversed layout (the circuit will be run in anti-clockwise direction, as opposed to the traditional clockwise route) starts at 9am on Sunday, 25 June.