At the start of 2017, Warren Scott confirmed that he will not line up on the grid for a fifth successive season of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and instead will be switching to the MSA British Rallycross Championship, where he will be sponsored by RCIB. Warren Scott discusses his move and experience up until now:
This is a new venture for you, you have left BTCC this season and entered British Rallycross. Are you happy with that move?
“Although I remain 100% hands on with BMR in the BTCC in the role of Team Principle, I decided to give RX a go because I found that the BTCC was no longer a hobby for me. Running numerous cars in the BTCC with very high profile drivers made it almost impossible for me to concentrate on my own racing.
I am absolutely loving RX, The car is awesome and I can relax and enjoy my racing. With LD Motorsports running the RCIB Racing Citreon DS3 for me, I can literally just turn up and focus on my own racing and enjoy the day.
I am still a farmer at heart, so I do love a bit of dirt, so that mixed in with the tarmac racing is a perfect scenario for me!”
How did you find the first two rounds? What would you say were your highlights?
“My highlight of both rounds so far is how enjoyable it is, and how fun the car is to drive. Outright highlight must be to have lead the Final at Lydden right up to the last lap, when I sustained 2 rear punctures, but still managed to come in second.”
Are you pleased with the results from the previous two rounds?
“I am very pleased with the results so far, I have literally only driven the car for about 1 hour so far, so still so much to learn especially on the dirt part of the tracks where I still have lots of time to find. I am aiming to do some more testing before the next round at Pembrey.”
Third Round of the championship will take place at Pembrey on the 25th of June. How has the preparation for this next round been going?
“Liam Doran and his team at LD Motorsports will make sure the car is in tip top condition for the next round.”
Are you confident that you will be standing on the podium again?
“Absolutely, but most of all I am just looking forward to getting in the car again and having a lot of fun!”