Former Formula Renault UK contender Ollie Millroy will make a return to the TOCA paddock this weekend at Croft, joining the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain in the VIP entry, which will be run in Yorkshire by Redline Racing.
Millroy’s race programme does not truly begin this year until the 20th of July, as he competes in the Asian Le Mans Series for AAI Motorsports in a BMW Z4. Thus he was delighted to be offered the chance to tackle the stunning Type 991 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in races eight and nine of the 2014 Carrera Cup GB season. “It is amazing. I am absolutely buzzing about it and cannot wait,” he exclaimed.
Having enjoyed a particularly successful and distinguished Karting career, Millroy made the natural progression up to single seater racing cars. He would win races in Formula BMW and the aforementioned Formula Renault UK championship before making the switch to GT racing in order to progress further towards becoming a professional racing driver.
He was one of the four finalists competing for the Carrera Cup GB Scholarship for the 2012-2013 seasons, a prize which was eventually won by Daniel Lloyd. During this process he had the opportunity to experience the Type 997 GT3 Cup car. “I thought the old car was fantastic and I am told the new one is even better,” he added.
Millroy is the fifth different driver to tackle the VIP entry in 2014. Ben Barker swept to a double victory at the opening meeting of the season at Brands Hatch and Max Coates and Oscar King starred at Donington Park and Thruxton respectively. Chris Harris of Piston Heads fame took the challenge up for the Le Mans Porsche Cup but endured a difficult race at the daunting venue, eventually retiring after sustaining suspension damage caused by contact.
Concluding by talking of his chances this weekend, Millroy finished “I had a couple of podiums in Formula Renault at Croft, so I am really looking forward to racing the Porsche there.”