PAC: Ollie Millroy Singapore preview

OLLIE MILLROY FIRED-UP FOR SINGAPORE OUTING Ollie Millroy continues his 2008 racing campaign in Singapore this weekend when he competes in the Formula BMW Asia-Pacific Championship supporting the Formula One Grand Prix. The 17 year-old...

OLLIE MILLROY FIRED-UP FOR SINGAPORE OUTING

Ollie Millroy continues his 2008 racing campaign in Singapore this weekend when he competes in the Formula BMW Asia-Pacific Championship supporting the Formula One Grand Prix. The 17 year-old contested the European series which finished in Monza two weeks ago.

Now the Claygate teenager will be reunited with top British outfit Motaworld, with whom he tested last year, for the street race which will see the F1 drivers qualify and race at night.

"I can't wait to race here this weekend," said Ollie. "As most of the track is on public roads, they're still finishing building the walls and kerbs at the moment but last night I had the chance to walk a couple of the corners and they look awesome. I've been studying the track on video and simulators but for all of us it will be the first time here, so again we'll all start equal."

Ollie will line up against some of the European series runners but will also for the first time go head to head with the cream of the Asia-Pacific series runners as he bids to end his year on a high. "After the lack of results we had in Europe, I'll be aiming to end 2008 with some strong results in this race and the others I'm planning to do before the end of the year.

"It's very hot here but I've done a lot of heat training already and to be honest I don't really suffer in these extreme temperatures too much any more. Hopefully that will give me a bit of an edge over the opposition from Europe."

The FBMW rookie, in his first season out of karts, has shown a rapid race pace throughout the season in the FBMW Europe series, but a variety of problems meant he was never able to repeat the form in qualifying. Now he plans to kick start this weekend's event with a strong opening performance on Friday's prior to the two races over the weekend.

The BMW Junior Development Driver will take to the track for the first time on Friday morning for free practice before the crucial qualifying in the afternoon. Race one will take place at 2pm on Saturday with the second race at 4pm on Sunday.

-credit: olliemillroy.com

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