Thursday 13 February 2014

RallyX - Albatec's new HQ

Spotted in Dumfries this morning, a multiple Scottish rally champion, a Rallycross Champion and team owner, and an F1, Nascar and Trophee Andros Ice Racing Champion. So what was that all about?

In fact it was all about Andy Scott’s ambitious plans for this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship. The Dumfries driver has been rallycrossing successfully for five years and established a base in France for his European Championship forays and also had a base in America for his Global Rallycross Championship campaign two years ago.

Now he’s coming home and setting up the Albatec Racing Team HQ in his native Dumfries. He will still have a satellite operation in France, but has his sights set on winning the 2014 FIA World series and to give him a hand with that he has signed Jacques Villeneuve to drive one of his 600 hp Peugeot 208.

As for David Bogie, he lives nearby and is a close friend of Andy’s so was invited along to the launch of the 2014 campaign. As we all know, David has twice been given a test in Andy’s cars and Andy has made no secret of the fact that he would like to give David a seat, but David is still dead set on rallying. Methinks there is still unfinished business there though!

David is off down to the Wyedean tomorrow for the first round of the BTRDA Championship, but was staying tight lipped (for the moment) about some ambitious plans of his own this coming season. But not in a rallycross car!

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