Team BMR owner Warren Scott will no longer compete in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, instead switching disciplines to do battle in the MSA British Rallycross Championship.
Making his debut at Croft Circuit at the opening round of the season (19th March), Scott will pilot a RCIB Insurance-backed Citroen DS3 under the LD Motorsports banner, ran by former World RX and 2016 BRX GP winner Liam Doran.
Swapping the BTCCs-spec Subaru Levorg for the infamous sideways, mud-slinging machines of British Rallycross, Scott is looking forward to what is shaping up to an exciting step in his career.
"I have already had a test day with Liam and his team," said Scott, commenting on his BRX deal. "The Citroen was unbelievable and I felt at home in the car and with the team straight away. I am really looking forward to this new personal challenge and to working with LD Motorsport who won the British Supercar Rallycross title in 2016 and with Liam himself who is a notorious World Rallycross driver with vast experience in the sport.”
Joining Scott in Doran's ever-expanding team is the reigning Swift Sport Rallycross champion Nathan Heathcote. Making the step up into the Supercar category to pilot a 600bhp Citroen C4, previously piloted by Pat Doran, Heathcote is relishing the challenges that lie ahead.
Heathcote said: “I couldn’t go into a better team really, between them Pat and Liam have so much Supercar and rallycross experience, and I get on really well with them. Graham’s also coming with me and I couldn’t have a better bloke than him either. I get on so well with Graham and it will really help going into a new team. He can see in my driving what needs to be done with the car, so that will be very helpful in learning to race in Supercar.”