Robertson is the grandson of famed Seventies and Eighties sportscar/GT racer Walter Robertson. His own father, Steve, was also a successful driver in karts and single-seaters – notably Formula Ford 2000 – in the Eighties. In 2015 he joined them in making it three generations of the same family to have won a race at Donington Park…
Indeed the 25-year-old has spent the past five seasons competing in Ford Fiestas and, after coming close to winning his domestic title, last year was also a close-runner up in the national championship.
During his debut UK Clio Cup season, Robertson will race as a team-mate to Ant Whorton-Eales (Lichfield) and Tom Grundy (Dubai). Whorton-Eales came close to winning the UK Clio Cup crown in 2015 while Grundy ended the season among the front-running names.
All 18 races on the 2016 Renault UK Clio Cup calendar will take place at the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship’s high-profile events meaning huge trackside crowds as well as live free-to-air television coverage on the ITV4 channel.
Robertson commented: “I’ve seen the UK Clio Cup in action and really want a piece of it. A number of drivers I’ve raced against have made the step up to it and now it’s my time to make that step. I would like to have a shot at racing in the BTCC one day and this championship is very definitely the place to make that happen.
“I’ve raced with JamSport in Fiestas and have seen just how determined they are and having Ant and Tom as benchmarks is going to help me no end.”
JamSport Team Principal Jamie Going said: “We’ve seen some terrific form from Scott in our Fiesta and very definitely feel now that the time is right for him to graduate to the UK Clio Cup. He is a real talent and, with Ant and Tom also in our team, we are all hopeful of having three cars fighting for wins and podium results in the championship this season.”
Renaultsport’s UK Motorsport Championship Manager Will Fewkes added: “Scott comes to the UK Clio Cup with a strong CV in other categories and of course he is from a family with motor racing running through their veins. JamSport itself has some very determined plans for the future so he is certainly in good company as he pursues his dreams of following the likes of John Cleland and Gordon Shedden as a hero for Scottish fans in the BTCC.”