BTCC: Alain Menu will replace injured Warren Scott at Brands Hatch finale
Former double BTCC champion Alain Menu will be back to the grid at Brands Hatch season’s finale in #9 Volkswagen CC of Team BMR, as a replacement for injured Warren Scott. Scott suffered two fractured vertebrae as a consequence of his high-speed accident during free practice at Silverstone last month, which forced him out of the event.
The Team BMR boss was advised by doctors to stay out of car and he will remain in a back brace for further six weeks. Scott found a replacement inside the team, because Alain Menu is working with Scott as a mentor. Last year, Menu competed with Team BMR’s Volkswagen CC and scored two podiums.
“I called Alain on Friday on my way back from hospital to invite him to drive as my replacement. I am absolutely gutted that I’m not going to be in the seat myself as it would have been a great end to an amazing year. Alain is the natural choice to replace me and I am very grateful to him for stepping in,” said Warren Scott.
“I am grateful to Warren and Team BMR for asking me to make a comeback in the BTCC at Brands Hatch. The circumstances are unfortunate due to Warren’s injury from Silverstone and it’s going to be a big challenge to be competitive as I haven’t driven for a year, but at the same time I am excited to be back,” Alain Menu added.