Briton Harrison Scott signs with RP Motorsport for full-season program


Following a victorious clean-sweep in the first two races of Euroformula Open in Estoril two weeks ago, British racing driver Harrison Scott has signed to compete in the full 2017 season with RP Motorsport, the Italian racing outift run by Fabio Pampado and Niki Rocca.

21-year-old Harrison, from Althorne in Essex, holds a host of racing accolades to his name. The BRDC ‘Rising Star’ programme member finished as runner-up in the Formula Ford EcoBoost 200, the British MSA Formula Ford Championship and the BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy. Scott also ranked fourth in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup last year.

Kicking off 2017 in style Harrison dominated proceedings at the first Euroformula Open event. At the wheel of his RP Motorsport’s Dallara F312, Briton Scott claimed an impressive double win at Estoril.

“Having experienced the Euroformula Open championship last year when I competed in a one-off race at Jerez, it soon became high on my list of priorities to compete in the series this year. I immediately felt comfortable in the F3 car, so I’m extremely happy to be able to confirm a full-time race seat with RP Motorsport for this season. I would like to thank Fabio and Niki for giving me the opportunity to compete with their experienced team, my family and VCM Motorsport for its continued support. I shall be proud to fly the flag as the only British driver on the Euroformula Open grid and after the first event my goals remain the same - to maintain momentum and, together with RP Motorsport, bring home some fantastic results”, Scott said.

"We are very happy to have a good guy like Harrison join our team. In addition to being a talented driver, he is intelligent and you need this to create that extra special something. We watched Harrison's racing last year in Eurocup with interest and so when he tested with us for the first time in the Winter Series we knew he would be a very good driver. What we expected we received - Harrison is totally motivated and dedicated to the job, following the data and videos to see where we can improve and it is very nice to work with such an overall package in a driver as from this rapport comes the 'magic'”, Niki Rocca of RP Motorsport said. Rocca added: "We are very happy to have him in the RP Motorsport team and from what we have seen, in the winter and in the first round of Euroformula Open in Estoril, we think we shall have some very positive results this season."