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Malvern geared up for racing return

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 March 2015

Scott Malvern at the wheel (pic Roger Standish/Photosport)

Scott Malvern at the wheel (pic Roger Standish/Photosport)

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Barkingside’s Scott Malvern is back on the track this weekend in Norfolk

Scott Malvern in competitive action (pic: Roger Standish/Photosport)Scott Malvern in competitive action (pic: Roger Standish/Photosport)

Barkingside’s Scott Malvern returns to the track this weekend as he takes part in the Radical Endurance Championship opener at Snetterton (March 27).

The racer will once again be teaming up this season with Nick Jones, whose company S&D Sealant sponsor the Kevin Mills Race Team that the duo drive for.

Having previously been a fairly successful combination, Malvern is cautiously optimisitc about the team’s chances in the forthcoming season.

“Last season was always going to be a learning curve, especially for Nick who had been out of racing for some years,” said Malvern.

“We posted some solid results and could have had more race wins had it not been for some bad luck with safety cars and mechanical problems.

“I’m hoping that now that we have a season under our belts, combined with a new car, that we can build on that and challenge for honours on a regular basis.”

The 26-year-old is taking part in the championship that visits iconic tracks such Silverstone, Donington Park and Brands Hatch over the course of eight events.

But both he and Jones will be venturing further afield this season with trips to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza planned, plus a possible trip to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in November.

He is hoping his exploits this year may attract the attention of sponsors which could boost his career prospects.

“I’d love to be on the road to Formula One and when people look at my racing career CV they ask me why I’m not, but they don’t realise just how much financial investment is needed to progress in this sport,” he added.

“In the present climate it’s just so difficult to attract the sufficient level of funding unless you are fortunate enough to be picked up for one of the driver management schemes such as the Red Bull junior programme.

“Nevertheless it’s important that I keep active and remain in the shop window so as people don’t forget about me. The Radical Sports prototype is a good car competing in a good championship.”

Pre-season testing has gone well for the Kevin Mills team and included taking the Premiership rugby side London Welsh for a ride around Silverstone.

He will be hoping his next trip to the circuit will be as enjoyable when he races there later in the season.

But for now his eyes are firmly focussed on the start of his season at Snetterton.


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