Ollie O’Donovan enjoyed a positive 2016 Euro RX campaign at the wheel of his Team RX Racing Ford Fiesta Supercar and is looking forward to improving on that performance in the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars.
The London based Irishman just missed out on the Supercar Final in Latvia whilst taking Semi-Final finishes in both Norway and Spain and will be looking to go better this year. Improvements have been made to the Tony Bardy Motorsport prepared Fiesta ahead of the opening round of the championship.
O’Donovan has fond memories of Barcelona.
“I’m really looking forward to racing in Spain this weekend,” said O’Donovan. “This is one of the newer circuits on the calendar, but it’s a real challenge, with a mixture of corners. It’s been good to see the event grow year-on-year, the Spanish fans are very enthusiastic and we have been fast there in the last two years.”
However he is full aware of how strong the field is in Euro RX this year and that he has a tough task ahead of him.
“The strength and depth of the European Championship is massive this year,” explained the former British RX Champion. “There are some teams that have stepped down from the World Championship, and a number of what can only be considered as professional drivers. These guys are in cars all the time, and have done a lot of pre-season testing.
However, O’Donovan has some tricks up his sleeve.
“The first time I will sit in the Fiesta since October will be for practice in Spain on Saturday morning, but using my experience as a driver and Tony (Bardy’s) huge experience of top-level rallycross, I’m confident we can be in the mix.”