|Following his debut appearance at the Johnny Herbert Kart Challenge last year, Ollie Millroy will again team-up with the former F1 and Le Mans star to contest this yearís event which takes place at Kings Cross Raceway in Central London. The 2006 Super 1 ICA British Kart Champion will join a whole host of top names from across all spectrums of motorsport in the fun charity event with all proceeds going to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.|
Seventeen year-old Ollie has just become the only British driver to be awarded a BMW Scholarship to contest next yearís inaugural FBMW European Championship. For the Claygate racer, the Johnny Herbert Kart Challenge marks a welcome return to karting since he left competitive racing earlier this year to concentrate on his future single-seater career.
The event, which has been run since 1994, will see Ollie pitched head-to-head with other star names in a celebrity shoot out around the purpose-built 800 metre indoor track which features banking at either end, chicanes, hairpins and 100m+ straights. Following the shoot-out the main three-hour endurance race will take place after practice and qualifying.
Among the celebrities joining Ollie and Johnny in Kings Cross are ITVís F1 and BTCC reporter Ted Kravitz, Motors TVís John Hindhaugh, former F1 drivers Riccardo Patrese and Emanuele Pirro, British F3 race winner Sam Bird, FRenault Champion and McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver finalist Duncan Tappy, Le Mans winners Guy Smith and David Brabham and Chevroletís multiple WTCC race winner Rob Huff.
The event will start at 09.00 when drivers arrive for registration prior to a team photoshoot at 10.00. A safety briefing at 10.30 will prepare the drivers for the race ahead prior to practice and qualifying which takes place at 11.15. A celebrity shoot-out will take place at 12.15 and the three hour endurance race will commence at 13.00
The date is Sunday 25th November, the venue is Kings Cross Raceway, 45 Greenvale Road, London, SE9 1PB, located just eight minutes from Kings Cross tube station.
Further details are available from the Johnny Herbert website at www.johnnyherbert.co.uk.