Scott Martin (co-driver)

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Scott Martin
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Scott Martin at 2018 Rally Sweden
Personal information
Nationality United Kingdom
Born (1982-11-06) 6 November 1982 (age 36)
World Rally Championship record
Active years2004–present
TeamsStobart Ford, Citroën, M-Sport
Rallies128
Championships0
Rally wins0
Podiums4
Stage wins21
First rally2004 Wales Rally GB
Last rally2019 Rally Italia Sardegna

Scott Martin (born 6 November 1982) is a British rallying co-driver who competes in the FIA World Rally Championship.

Biography[edit]

Martin began his rallying career in 2001 co-driving at a national level in the UK. With Matthew Wilson in 2004, he finished as second outright co-driver in the British Rally Championship (BRC) in the Ford Focus RS. After the 2004 season, Martin was accepted into the MSA British Rally Elite Scheme, a specialist training scheme for young British rally drivers.

In 2005 he was involved in a serious accident on the opening round of the BRC, the Rally of Wales, and was airlifted to hospital.[1] Later that year he achieved his first international win on the Trackrod Rally with Wilson. The team also finished first on the Colin McRae Stages Rally.

In 2006 Martin, with Scottish driver Barry Clark in the Ford Fiesta ST, scored third place in the Fiesta Sporting Trophy International (FSTi) series and third place in the S1600 category of the BRC. The following year he achieved his first win in an international series in the FSTi with Clark, and with Mark Higgins he was placed overall third in the FIA Production World Rally Championship.

Throughout the period 2008-2011 he co-drove with Matthew Wilson in the Ford Focus RS (2008-10) and Ford Fiesta RS (2011), competing in the full WRC series. The pair achieved seventh place in the overall classification in 2009 and again in 2011, when they were placed fourth in the Repco Rally Australia, his best WRC result.

He participated in only two WRC events in 2012, then in 2013 competed as co-driver with Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi in the Citroen DS3. The team took part in 7 WRC events, and in five Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) events, in which they were placed second overall.

At the end of 2013 Martin had competed in 82 WRC rallies. He stood 13th in the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association) ranking of co-drivers, with 2844 points, making him the highest-placed British co-driver.[2] In 2014 he and Craig Breen won the Acropolis Rally in Greece[3] - removed that year from the list of FIA championships – driving the Peugeot 208 T16, and the Ravens Rock Rally in Ireland driving the Ford Fiesta RS.

Results[edit]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2004 M-Sport Ford Focus RS WRC 02 MON SWE MEX NZL CYP GRE TUR ARG FIN GER JPN GBR
13
ITA FRA ESP AUS NC 0
2005 Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC MON SWE MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR GRE ARG FIN GER GBR
15
JPN FRA ESP AUS NC 0
2006 Barry Clark Ford Fiesta ST MON SWE MEX ESP
Ret
FRA
40
ARG
49
ITA GRE GER
35
FIN
37
JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR
30
NC 0
2007 Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MON SWE
Ret
MEX
10
GRE
18
JPN
19
IRE
Ret
GBR
16
NC 0
Barry Clark Ford Fiesta ST NOR
29
POR
24
ARG ITA
32
FIN
55
GER
45
NZL ESP
59
FRA
2008 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus RS WRC 07 MON
10
SWE
Ret
MEX
6
ARG
Ret
JOR
5
ITA
12
GRE
6
TUR
7
FIN
9
GER
12
NZL
17
ESP
9
FRA
8
JPN
7
GBR
9
10th 15
2009 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus RS WRC 08 IRE
7
NOR
7
CYP
5
POR
Ret
ARG
5
ITA
6
GRE
13
POL
5
FIN
8
AUS
6
ESP
7
GBR
6
7th 28
2010 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus RS WRC 08 SWE
7
MEX
16
JOR
5
TUR
7
NZL
6
POR
6
BUL
9
FIN
6
GER
6
JPN
22
FRA
8
ESP
6
GBR
7
7th 74
2011 Stobart M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC SWE
9
MEX
Ret
POR
5
JOR
5
ITA
9
ARG
8
GRE
6
FIN
8
GER
11
AUS
4
FRA
10
ESP
Ret
GBR
5
7th 63
2012 Go Fast Energy Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON
11
SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN GER 25th 4
M-Sport Ford GBR
8
FRA ITA ESP
2013 Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT Citroën DS3 WRC MON SWE
Ret
MEX POR
9
ARG GRE
Ret
ITA
10
FIN GER
11
AUS
9
FRA ESP
11
GBR 23rd 5
2014 Craig Breen Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON SWE
9
MEX POR ARG ITA POL FIN
Ret
GER AUS FRA ESP 25th 2
Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RRC GBR
14
2015 Saintéloc Junior Team Peugeot 208 T16 R5 MON
13
SWE MEX POR
Ret
ARG ITA POL FIN
Ret
GER
18
AUS FRA
17
ESP
Ret
GBR
13
NC 0
2016 Abu Dhabi Total WRT Citroën DS3 WRC MON SWE
8
MEX ARG POR ITA POL
7
FIN
3
GER CHN
C
FRA
5
ESP
10
GBR
Ret
AUS 10th 36
2017 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC MON
5
9th 64
Citroën C3 WRC SWE
5
MEX FRA
5
ARG
Ret
POR
5
ITA
25
POL
11
FIN
5
GER
5
ESP GBR
15
AUS
Ret
2018 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC MON
9
SWE
2
MEX FRA ARG
Ret
POR
7
ITA
6
FIN
8
GER
7
TUR
Ret
GBR
4
ESP
9
AUS
7
11th 67
2019 M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC MON
Ret
SWE
5
MEX
3
FRA
3
ARG
Ret
CHL
4
POR
5
ITA
4
FIN
WD
GER TUR
WD
GBR ESP AUS 4th* 78*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rally stars to cycle Britain, Cycling News, 27 May 2008
  2. ^ Final World Rally Ranking 2013 Archived 2014-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, Motorsport, 23 December 2013
  3. ^ Craig Breen wins Acropolis Rally title, RTE Sport, 31 March 2014

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