Andy Scott swaps cars
“With the break in American campaign, (next race is scheduled at september 29 in Las Vegas. – Rallycrossworld) I return to the FIA European Rallycross Championship with great enthusiasm and confidence of delivering a good result in Belgium”, says Scott. Supercar driver Andy Scott is racing in the GRC (Global Rallycross Championship) with a Per Eklund prepared Saab 9-3. Scott returns to the Europe racing venues for two races in the ERC (European Rallycross Championship), Belgium and Holland. The next GRC event in Las Vegas, clashes with the ERC event in Buxtehude (D). One week before the German and the American is the ERC in Kouvola (SF). The statement giving out by Scott says that he will continue his ERC commitment on to the next race in the Netherlands at the Eurocircuit, which is one week after the Belgium event.
Andy Scott is racing his Tony Bardy Motorsport Ford Focus ST in Belgium and has his sights set on taking his first ERC-series podium of the season. The Duivelsbergcircuit is one of the favorites tracks of the Scotsman’s. On his ERC debut last year in Belgian Scott drove his Ford Focus to the fourth spot. One week later Scott finished third in Holland, his first podium. Belgium and Holland brought in 2011 the best results for Andy Scott. This year Scott has set his Supercar Ford Focus in the openingsround of the ERC in Lydden (GB) at place number eight. Aiming for a top three result in Dreux (F), round two of the 2012 ERC, a turbo sensor issue unfortunately hampered Scott’s efforts to step up the podium at Dreux and gave him a 14th place. “Tony Bardy Motorsport has worked very hard on the car. The guys found and resolved the problem we had in Dreux. Thanks to Scott-Eklund Racing’s partnership with TiAL Sport we bring some encouraging technical innovations from the US”, says Scott who stated that he very confident and is going for a place in the top three in Belgium. “I want a step on the podium, that’s for sure, and I’ll be disappointed if I don’t achieve that. Depending on how things go, we might also contest what’s billed as the biggest European race, at Loheac (F) in September 1-2.
Scott is currently eight in the Global rallycross Championship with the Saab 9-3 and with two races to go the Scottman still has a good eye on a top five position. In the European Rallycross Championship Scott is taking 20th place in the overall ranking.