Scott Pye will make his full-time V8 Supercars Championship debut after being signed as one of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport’s drivers ahead of the team’s first season as a two-car operation.
The 23-year-old – previously a racewinner in the British Formula Ford and Formula 3 scene – finished runner-up in last year’s V8 Development Series championship standings, and will this year pilot one of LDM’s two new ‘Car of the Future’ Holden Commodore VF challengers.
Pye has been hotly tipped as a likely member of the team’s 2013 line-up for some time. He drove impressively for the team alongside regular driver Taz Douglas in last year’s endurance rounds at Sandown and Bathurst.
The announcement was made today on the start/finish straight of Adelaide’s former Grand Prix circuit, which will play host to the season-opening Clipsal 500 in just four weeks’ time.
“I’m predicting a challenging first year against such a high level of competition,” Pye said of his hiring.
“This season is a good time to be coming into the championship, because everyone will be learning to drive the cars from scratch.”