SCOTT KICKSTARTS EURO ASSAULT
Albatec Racing team owner Andy Scott will return to the driving seat when he contests this weekend’s round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship in Hell, Norway.
Despite the squad running 2015 title rivals Jerome Grosset-Janin and Tommy Rustad at the opening round of the series in Belgium last month, Scott missed out on the event due to a supply of parts issue for the team’s third Peugeot 208.
“I can’t wait to get back for my first competitive outing of the year. Hell is one of my favourite tracks so what better place to start my 2016 campaign,” said Scott. “It’s been a busy start to the season for the team, competing in British, French and European championships, and I was disappointed to miss the opening round but delighted that we’ve now finished the third car.
“With three cars in the Albatec camp in Norway, it would be great to have all three in the final.”
Also making his first European appearance of the season at the event will be former British Rallycross champion Ollie O’donovan, who will race the Ford Fiesta Supercar he used in 2015, the car having undergone a full rebuild following a substantial roll at the final round of the European series in Italy last season.
O’donovan became the first Irish driver to ever make a European championship Supercar final when he took part in Norway last year.
Scott will return for Norwegian round