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OLLIE MILLROY RETURNS TO RACING ACTION IN HUNGARY Ollie Millroy heads out to Hungary this week for the next rounds of the Formula BMW Europe Championship at Budapest. The 18 year-old has scored points in his last three races, two in the...

OLLIE MILLROY RETURNS TO RACING ACTION IN HUNGARY

Ollie Millroy heads out to Hungary this week for the next rounds of the Formula BMW Europe Championship at Budapest. The 18 year-old has scored points in his last three races, two in the European series and once in the Americas round.

Now, in the prestigious series which supports the Hungarian Grand Prix, the MSA Race Elite Academy driver will be aiming for a repeat of the superb form last time out which saw the Claygate teenager right on the pace of the leaders.

The Fisichella Motorsport International driver is one of several drivers in their first season in the single-seater category but one of only a handful in only his first season out of karts. His performance last time out, where he finished top rookie, was an indication of his undoubted talent as he bids for his first podium.

"Last time out at Hockenheim, I was taken out of the race in the opening round whilst challenging for sixth on the first lap. Without that I'm confident that I could have had a podium finish and that will now be my aim this weekend in Hungary."

In the second race a fuel pump problem whilst lying fifth hampered his charge through the field and scuppered his chances of reaching that elusive podium finish. Despite his inexperience, the teenager has impressed the team and the rest of the paddock and now looks to convert his race pace into worthy results.

"Race two was also going well, I'd made a great start, made up five places, and was working my way through the field when the fuel pump problem cost me engine power. But, I head into the next rounds fired up and confident of repeating my performance which will hopefully net me more valuable championship points and hopefully also my first podium finish."

The BMW Junior Development Driver is one of four BMW Scholarship winners competing in the series and the only Briton to have been awarded the prestigious accolade. Following the last rounds, Ollie is now sixth in the Rookie Cup with every intention of moving up the points table.

The event will kick off with free practice at 08.45 on Friday prior to the qualifying session at 12.50 later that day. The first 13-lap race gets underway at 17.30 on Saturday with the second race kicking off proceedings at 09.15 on Sunday.

-credit: olliemillroy.com

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