O’Donovan Targets Podium Finish In Belgium

by Phil Kinch

Ollie O’Donovan has been busy recently as he has gotten his FIA European Rallycross Championship campaign underway during an action packed year of rallycross action, however he is looking to turn his luck around in the 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship.

As the series moves to the Belgian circuit of Maasmechelen for the fifth round of the calendar, the 2007 British RX Champion is looking to score a podium finish at least to be able to turn around a season that has so far been plagued with bad luck. As the London-based Irishman returns to the wheel of the Tony Bardy Motorsport prepared Team RX Racing Ford Focus, he is aiming to make up ground in the Drivers the championship after taking a podium finish last time out at Pembrey.

O’Donovan recently competed in the second and third rounds of Euro RX in Norway and Sweden where he made the semi-finals at the Hell circuit in Norway, driving the squad’s Ford Fiesta Supercar. With knowledge of the circuit, O’Donovan is looking to hit the ground running:

“I like the track at Maasmechelen and I’ve had good results there before racing an RX150 buggy. This will be my first time in a Supercar at the circuit, but that shouldn’t be a problem,” said O’Donovan. “The Focus has been going really well this season. We should have won at Lydden, and we had a strong result last time out in it at Pembrey. There’s a good entry for Belgium, there’s 13 British Championship Supercars and then Belgian Supercars too. There are a lot of quick boys out there but I think a realistic target is a podium finish. Ideally we want to win to get ourselves right back in the title race, but solid points will certainly help that cause too. I’m really looking forward to it.”

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