UK: Oliver Turvey rejoins Team SWR

TURVEY REJOINS SWR Former race winner Oliver Turvey will rejoin Team SWR's Formula BMW UK Championship squad for the next round of the series at Rockingham Motor Speedway on 22nd May. Last time the 18-year-old visited Rockingham, he took his...

TURVEY REJOINS SWR

Former race winner Oliver Turvey will rejoin Team SWR's Formula BMW UK Championship squad for the next round of the series at Rockingham Motor Speedway on 22nd May.

Last time the 18-year-old visited Rockingham, he took his and SWR's first Formula BMW victory after a highly dramatic battle with eventual series champion Tim Bridgman. Turvey put his racing career to one side to concentrate on academic opportunities in the first part of 2005, but has now decided to make his competitive return at the scene of his greatest triumph so far.

"Oliver got better and better during 2004 and would have been a clear championship favourite if he had been able to return for the full 2005 Formula BMW UK season," said SWR Team Principal Trevor Powell. "So it goes without saying that we're delighted to be welcoming him back into the team for Rockingham. It has been a while since he last drove a single-seater, but with the talent, experience and intellect that Oliver has, we can't imagine a lack of recent mileage holding him back.

"As SWR's first ever race winner, Oliver will always have a special place in our team's history, and we're hoping that his return will provide some more memorable moments."

-TeamSWR.com.

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