Grint joins Albatec Racing for FIA European Rallycross Championship
Kimpton rally driver James Grint has signed for Albatec Racing alongside Frenchman Jérôme Grosset-Janinfor the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The 24 year-old, who tested with the team in Dreux, France alongside former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve last year, will drive the second two-litre 16v Peugeot 208RX Supercar in the five round championship.
Grint, the younger brother of actor Rupert Grint, said: “I am very excited to be part of the Albatec Racing team this year.
“I’m looking forward to taking on the FIA European Rallycross Championship, and I can’t think of a better team than Albatec to take me into Europe for this new and exciting phase of my career.”
The Hertfordshire racer successfully completed several runs at Dreux last January, before embarking on a season in the British Rallycross Championship RX150 class.
A regular contender in buggies, Grint will commence testing within the next few weeks, prior to the first round of EuroRX at Mettet, Belgium on May 15-17.
He added: “This is going to be a massive year for me stepping up in to Supercars but this is a great opportunity for me too.
“I was lucky enough to test with the team in France last year and now I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Albatec Peugeot 208. I’m really looking forward to taking on this challenge.”
Albatec Racing team principal Andy Scott is delighted with his latest acquisition.
He said: “I am extremely pleased to have James joining us at Albatec, he did a great job in Dreux last year on only his first time in the car and adapted very quickly to the demands of a 600bhp RX Supercar.
“I think it was only a matter of time before he became part of the Albatec team and between him and Jérôme I think we have the perfect combination of drivers.
“It’s great to have both British and European line-ups completed, and we’ve even more news to follow concerning WorldRX and indeed the RX150 series in the coming weeks.”
——Good to see the siblings doing great and pursued their own passions！A talented family :)