Former British Rallycross Champion To Take On World Stage

Former British Rallycross champion Ollie O’Donovan is set to renew old rivalries at Lydden next month as he announced plans to take part in the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

2007 saw current British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan go head-to-head with O’Donovan for the British championship with the Irishman getting the upper hand and taking the title. Jordan will also be making his World Rallycross debut at Lydden in a Olsbergs MSE prepared Ford Fiesta.

O’Donovan will make his return to British Rallycross for the third round, held at Knockhill next weekend as he prepares for his Lydden outing driving a Ford Focus previously run by Kevin Proctor.

“I won’t get time to test before Knockhill, but I’ve never done a test in my life, I always just get in and go,” said O’Donovan to AUTOSPORT.

He admitted the strength of the competition is something that has drawn him to compete but realises that it’s not going to be easy. “Those boys are on a different pace, but if I could make the semi-finals I’d be happy.

The Irishman is set to contest the remaining rounds of the 2014 British Rallycross season in a Tony Bardy Motorsport prepaired Ford Focus.

“I like Bardy, we worked together for three years and had a good relationship,” said O’Donovan. “It’s great that I’m going to race a Supercar again.”