British driver Ollie Millroy has confirmed that he will return to Team AAI for this winter’s Asian Le Mans Series.
Millroy helped the Taiwanese squad to a class championship in 2014, driving a BMW Z4 GT3 alongside Tatsuya Tanigawa and Jun San Chen. However, he was denied a chance of sharing the accolade with his team-mates as a clash forced him out of the final round.
“I’m really looking forward to racing out in Asia for the second time and getting back in the BMW Z4 GT3,” said Millroy. “Missing one of last year’s rounds obviously impacted on my final championship position, but I’ll be doing the whole of the 2015/16 season and the plan is very much to win the title.”
“Doing just that offers the added bonus of again securing a guaranteed Le Mans 24 Hours entry. AAI are a great team and the BMW is a proven winner, so we’ve got every chance of doing the double.”
In addition to his GT commitments, Millroy will also assist with the testing and development of Team AAI’s recently purchased Adess LMP3 chassis. A competitive debut for the new car has not yet been confirmed, although LMP3 machinery is eligible to compete in the Asian Le Mans Series this year.
“I had a chance to test OAK Racing’s Ligier LMP2 car at Sepang last year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience after setting some competitive lap times,” he added. “And it’s fantastic that AAI and Adess have entrusted me to test the new LMP3 car this season, too. I’m sure my experience of the LMP2 will prove a real benefit.”
The 2015/16 Asian Le Mans Series gets underway on October 10 at Fuji Speedway, in support of the FIA World Endurance Championship.