Ollie Millroy will join the Porsche Carrera Cup GB to race the guest car at Croft this weekend (28/29 June) in rounds eight and nine of the championship. The former single-seater and current international GT racer will drive for Redline Racing.
Millroy (24) from Esher in Surrey is contesting the Asian Le Mans Series this season, but the race schedule does not start until 20 July, so he jumped at the chance to race the latest type-991 911 GT3 Cup at the North Yorkshire track.
The former Formula Renault racer had a very successful karting career before winning races in Formula BMW and Formula Renault and then switching his career to sports and GT racing. Earlier this season he got a late call to contest a round of the Malaysian Super Series at Sepang and promptly dominated the race.
Millroy has very limited experience in a Porsche, having driven the type-997 911 GT3 Cup as one of the four finalists in the Carrera Cup GB Scholarship in October 2011.
“It’s amazing,” said Millroy of the Croft opportunity. “I’m absolutely buzzing about it and can’t wait. I thought the old car was fantastic and I’m told the new one is even better. I had a couple of podiums in Formula Renault at Croft, so I’m really looking forward to racing the Porsche there.”
Millroy says the chance to race the Porsche will be another boost for his build up to the start of his main programme. “I’ve done some testing and the race at Sepang, but this will give me some good seat time. I massively appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given.”