Ollie Millroy is keen to learn as much as possible about the car and the WEC at the 6 Hours of Monza, in preparation for Le Mans next month.
Renowned GT driver Ollie Millroy and Inception Racing are both making their World Endurance Championship debuts in Round 3 of the 2021 schedule.
After finishing second in last year’s Asian Le Mans Series Championship (GT Class) in a Ferrari 488 GT3, Millroy will pursue a step into the WEC and then the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.
“We’re all really looking forward to the challenge of racing in the GTE(Am) class in the FIA World Endurance Championship,” he said.
“We have tested the Ferrari and the most obvious difference for the driver is the lack of ABS and the confidential tyres so there is a lot for us to learn ahead of Le Mans.”
Optimum Motorsport, the outfit behind the Inception Racing name, are collaborating with Kessel Racing to transition into a GTE car; notably different from their famed use of McLaren GT3 machines over the years.
“Ben [Barnicoat] and I have a background in single seaters, so we will share as much knowledge and experience as we can with Brendan [Iribe] to enable him to maximise the braking performance.
“We have a great team behind us, so we will aim to learn as much as possible in the Monza race, and take our learnings forward to Le Mans.”
The 6 Hours of Monza is set to take place on this Sunday 18 July at 11am to 5pm BST.