2011 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Champion of Great Britain and Euro-Cup winner Scott Malvern has been nominated as one of six finalists for the highly prestigious McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award.

Scott’s utter domination of the 2011 Formula Ford season, which has seen him take 21 victories from 26 race starts so far, made him a strong candidate as a finalist for the 2nd successive year.

When told of the news Scott commented “I’m naturally delighted. This vindicates what was seen by many to be a risky strategy in returning to Formula Ford this season having had such a brilliant 2010. If I hadn’t dominated this category in my 2nd season here I would have been thought of as a failure. I’ve done the job I set out to do. It was in the back of my mind that I could earn a 2nd crack at the award but I never ever take anything for granted. A big thank you to the judges for selecting me and a massive thank you to the Jamun Racing Team and all of my supporters for helping to get me here. I am really looking forward to the competition and intend to enjoy every second of it!”

Scott and the other five finalists will be assessed in a test at Silverstone in November by a panel of judges. The panel includes former Formula 1 racer, World Sportscar Champion and BRDC president Derek Warwick, two-time BTCC champion Jason Plato, DTM ace Jamie Green, McLaren head of vehicle engineering Mark Williams, renowned motorsports commentator Ian Titchmarsh, and AUTOSPORT journalists Kevin Turner and Marcus Pye.

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