EU: Ollie Millroy Barcelona preview

MILLROY READY FOR FBMW EUROPE CHALLENGE It's been a while since Ollie's last competitive outing but with less than a week to go to the opening two rounds of the FBMW Europe championship in Barcelona, it can't come quick enough. The ...

MILLROY READY FOR FBMW EUROPE CHALLENGE

It's been a while since Ollie's last competitive outing but with less than a week to go to the opening two rounds of the FBMW Europe championship in Barcelona, it can't come quick enough.

The Claygate youngster celebrates his 18th birthday today and is spending it testing on his home track, Magione, in Italy, in preparation for the opening rounds of the Formula BMW Europe Championship which support the Formula 1 and GP2 championship races.

The Fisichella Motorsport International driver was recently selected by the judges to be one of four drivers on the 2008 MSA British Race Academy Programme. This comes on the back of receiving one of only four BMW Junior Scholarships. This season he heads into the new series, determined to enjoy the atmosphere of the Formula 1 and GP2 weekend, whilst at the same time concentrating on his bid to compete with the more experienced drivers for the overall championship whilst bidding to win the Rookie championship.

"I just can't wait to get out there and start racing. I haven't raced competitively since my last kart race in Italy last June. I've never been out of competition for so long, although I have done about 40 days testing in a car". "It was a big decision but I am sure it was the right one because I am starting the season very confident that I have learnt a lot".

"Since I stopped serious kart racing, I've been training and preparing myself even harder. It's hard to believe that after 10 years in karts my first single seat car race is finally here and I can put all the hard work I've done with BMW and Pro Performance into practice and do what I enjoy doing most, racing. I'm the fittest I've ever been and I'm completely focused on achieving good results. I have a tough year ahead of me but I have an excellent team of people behind me. I don't intend letting them down".

The opening rounds of the new FBMW European championship will kick off with free practice at the Circuit de Catalunya on Friday, prior to the 20-minutes qualifying session on Saturday at 12.50. The first 13 lap race gets underway at 17.45 with the second scheduled to start at 09.15 on Sunday morning.

-credit: olliemillroy.com

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