Andy Scott has confirmed that he will be driving his Peugeot 208 Supercar in the ever-growing series Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy presented by Cooper Tires.
Scott has previously competed in FIA World and European Rallycross Championship, and was most recently a mentor to 2018 British Rally Champion Mark Higgins.
The Albatec owner took a break from competition to make a comeback to the series this season. He will continue to receive support from his previous sponsors the National Center for Motorsport Engineering University, Motis, Rock Oil, Rostrum Sportswear and Billfisher Charters.
“After we won the championship with Mark in 2018, I made the decision to pull out of BRX as it was pretty clear that the series was not being properly policed.” Scott said.
“I believe every domestic championship should be run under the same format and regulations that the FIA World/European series adopt to ensure it is fair for everyone and the fans understand the racing. National championships are where the world championship drivers come from and it’s important to show a professional standard of officialdom on this first step.”
“With the new management and infrastructure in place, plus the changes they’ve implemented such as six two-day events and no dropped scores, it was an easy decision to return to racing this year.“
“Racing at my home track of Knockhill is of course a particularly welcome boost and I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel at the opening round at Lydden Hill, where I’ve had success in the past.” Scott added.
“It’s wonderful to get the opportunity to continue with the team at Albatec Racing this year, as we work towards regaining the championship we won in 2018.” Dr Mark Busfield, Director at the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton, said.
“It’s great for our students, many of whom were keen to continue with rallycross from last year. Now, with Andy at the wheel we can give a core group of first and second-year students the chance to put what they’ve learnt in the classroom into practice at the circuits.”