Scott Pye

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Scott Pye
Scott Pye 2014.jpg
Scott Pye at the 2014 V8 Supercars Test Day
Nationality Australia Australian
Born (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 24)
Adelaide, South Australia
2014 V8 Supercars Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Dick Johnson Racing
Car no. 16
Former teams Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
Starts 20
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
27th in 2013
Previous series
200809
2008/09, 11
2010
2011
2012
Australian Formula Ford Ch.
Toyota Racing Series
British Formula Ford Ch.
British Formula Three Ch.
Dunlop Series
Championship titles
2010 British Formula Ford Ch.

Scott Robert Pye (born 8 January 1990 at Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian racing driver. He won the 2010 British Formula Ford Championship.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Australia[edit]

Pye started out in go-karts like many other drivers have done before him. Pye moved up to the Formula Ford level in 2007 when he raced in the State Series Formula Ford in Australia for Borland Racing Developments/ Cams Rising Star.

2008 saw Pye move up to the Australian Formula Ford Championship again with Borland Racing Developments/ Cams Rising Star. He finished the championship in seventh place in 2008 [2] and in third position in 2009.

International[edit]

Pye joined fellow Australian driver Nathan Antunes in the European Technique team for the 2008–09 Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. He enjoyed instant success in the series with a podium finish in his first race at Ruapuna. Pye completed the weekend with a win in the third race which saw him take home the Wigram Cup. Pye continued his good form in round two at Levels Raceway when he won the final two races, earning him the round win.

For 2010 Pye moved to the UK to compete in the British Formula Ford Championship. Racing a Mygale for British team Jamun Racing he won the championship with 12 race wins and 17 pole positions. He also finished second in the Formula Ford Festival in 2010.

Scott Pye has confirmed he will step up to British Formula Three Championship for 2011 with Double R.[3] Pye's Mercedes-engined CampingF1 sponsored Dallara lapped the 2.7-mile Oulton Park International Circuit in 1m 27.621s, more than a second inside the 2010 pole position time set by eventual champion Jean-Eric Vergne.[4] After a season full of promise, he finished tenth in the championship with one win at Rockingham and a second place at the season ending Silverstone weekend.

In February 2012, Scott made the switch to touring cars, becoming the new driver of Triple Eight Race Engineering’s championship-winning Monster Energy/GearWrench backed Holden Commodore in the 2012 V8 Supercar Development Series[5]

In 2013 he joined the International V8 Supercars Championship with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in a Holden VF Commodore [6] with sponsorship from Ekol and Hogs Breath.[7]

After a difficult rookie season including two major incidents - one of which resulted in missing the following event [8] - Scott joined Ford team Dick Johnson Racing driving a Ford FG Falcon with Wilson Security sponsorship.[9]


Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2008 New South Wales Formula Ford Championship 8th Spectrum 010b CAMS Rising Star
2008 Australian Formula Ford Championship 7th Spectrum 011b CAMS Rising Star
2008-09 Toyota Racing Series 3rd Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota European Technique
2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Spectrum 011d CAMS Rising Star
2010 British Formula Ford Championship 1st Mygale SJ10 Jamun Racing
2011 Toyota Racing Series 4th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota ETEC Motorsport
2011 British Formula Three Championship 10th Dallara F308 - Mercedes HWA Double R Racing
2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 2nd Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 56th Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 27th Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport

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