Scott Martin

Date of birth: 6th November 1981
Lives: Cumbria, England
First rally: 2001 Jim Clark National Rally
First world rally: 2004 Wales Rally GB

Launching his career in 2001 and after two more successful years co–driving at a national level in the UK, Martin stepped up a level in 2004 when he teamed–up with, the then, 17–year–old Matthew Wilson. In his first full year of the British Rally Championship with Wilson and the Eddie Stobart Motorsport team Martin finished an impressive second outright co–driver.

His best result came on the Trackrod Rally with a well deserved third placing and the results continued as he finished 13th overall on WRC debut in Wales. The pair also contested four national events in 2004, winning every one overall.

After a successful season Martin was accepted into the prestigious MSA British Rally Elite Scheme which hand picked a select few from Britain’s finest young rally talent to be given the best training and development towards becoming Britain’s next World Champion.

2005 was a rollercoaster year in every sense of the term for Martin. The year began in disastrous fashion as he and Wilson were involved in an almost career ending accident on the opening round of the BRC, Rally of Wales. What almost destroyed the young co–driver only made him stronger as he took his first ever international win on the Trackrod Rally with Wilson only weeks after recovering from the horrific accident.

2006 saw Martin step into the world scene with Scottish driver Barry Clark as they took on the Fiesta SportingTrophy international series in its inaugural year. Competing for the Stobart Motorsport squad Martin finished an amazing third in the FSTi series and third in the S1600 category of the BRC which he also competed on with Clark.

His successful venture with the Scottish driver continued into 2007 as the pair won the opening five rounds of the FSTi series to have it comfortably won with two events remaining. This was Martin’s first international series win and all at the age of 25.

2007 became an even more educational year for the Englishman as he took on the Production World Rally Championship with former BRC champion Mark Higgins as these PWRC events did not clash with his FSTi duties. By the final round he was deemed third overall co–driver in the PWRC after a year long battle which came down to the final event.

2008 will see Martin back in a familiar seat as he contests his first full year of the WRC with Wilson in the state–of–the–art Ford Focus RS WRC07.

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