Ollie O’Donovan will race at the Holjes circuit for the first time in his career as he competes in round three of 2016 FIA European Rallycross Championship against a strong field at the iconic Swedish venue.
The 2007 British Rallycross Champion enjoyed a positive start to his 2016 Euro RX campaign at Hell in Norway last time out by qualifying for the Semi-Finals, however two jump starts put paid to his chances of making it to the Supercar Final. The London based Irishman is looking to progress further during a season that will see his Tony Bardy Motorsport prepared Team RX Racing Ford Fiesta compete in Euro RX, the MSA British Rallycross Championship and selected events of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
O’Donovan will draw on his many years of Rallycross as he will be aiming for another Semi-Final placing:
“I’ve never been to Holjes, but everybody talks about it all the time, so I’m both intrigued and excited to see what it is all about. I’ve seen videos of the circuit and it looks a lot of fun and a proper challenge. The whole atmosphere of the weekend in Sweden is supposed to be amazing, so I can’t wait to experience it,” said the former MSA British Rallycross Champion. “The Fiesta ran really well in Norway at the last event and I’m sure we would have been in the final had it not been for a silly mistake by me in the semi-final. Tony Bardy Motorsport has done a great job to rebuild and upgrade the car for this season and although I know the competition will be very tough again this weekend, the target is certainly to make the semi-finals and see if we can go further than that too.”