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Breaking: Scott-Eklund Racing Puts GRC Efforts On Hold

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This morning’s biggest news out of the Global Rallycross Championship paddock came from the Scott-Eklund Racing team, which announced this morning that team owners Andy Scott and Per Eklund would be splitting their efforts, effective immediately, after they were “unable to reach a mutual agreement to continue competition in the two remaining rounds.”

“What the team has achieved this season has been no mean feat,” Scott commented in the team’s press release. “I am immensely proud of the highly-skilled personnel who have delivered those achievements and would like to thank Per for his tireless efforts. We also appreciate the invaluable support of our partners and suppliers; Champion Racing, TiAL Sport, Cooper Tires, Atlas Communications and Scott Trawlers. We remain committed to them, the GRC and its stakeholders, and look forward to continuing to build on those solid foundations.”

Scott, who ranks eighth in points through the first four rounds of the GRC championship, will thus not return to the series this year, instead heading to Germany for the final round of the European Rallycross Championship with Tony Bardy Motorsport. Through nine of 10 ERC rounds, Scott ranks 17th in points with four starts and a best overall finish of eighth in the season-opening event in England. He also finished sixth in a one-off run in the French national event at Circuit de Loheac in early September.

Eklund will continue to campaign a single Saab 9-3 under the Eklund Motorsport banner for Samuel Hubinette, who ranks second in series points at the moment. Hubinette’s best series finish this year has been a second place at New Hampshire in July.

– Chris Leone

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