Davy Jeanney will fill the second Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 seat left vacant by Jacques Villeneuve at Lydden Hill’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
With Jacques Villeneuve away contesting the Indy 500 that weekend, Jeanney will join Albatec Racing Team Principal Andy Scott at the Dumfries-based team’s home event, the Autosport World RX of Great Britain, held over the weekend of May 24-25, aboard Villeneuve’ No. 25 600bhp 2-litre, 16v Supercar.
During testing last year, the 2010 French Rallycross Champion greatly impressed the Albatec team, which considers the signing him.
Consistency is key in rallycross, not just outright speed, and the 28 year-old proved consistently to be among the favourites for race wins.
He will join Albatec for its home event at the Kent track, a circuit he knows well and on which he’s had considerable success, looking for a first outright win on the world stage.