Webb takes on the famous Goodwood Hill in preparation for a return to Canada

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4 July 2012


Webb takes on the famous Goodwood Hill in preparation for a return to Canada

British racing driver Oliver Webb prepared for this weekend’s round seven of the 2012 Indy Lights championship, 6-8 July, with a trip back to the UK to take part in the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed, demonstrating two models in the Michelin Supercar Run.


In previous years, racing commitments have meant Webb has been unable to attend the annual event which celebrates all things motoring and motorsport from across the world. Webb thrilled the crowds who lined the tricky Goodwood Hill course, as he got behind the wheel of the Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder and the single-seat BAC Mono, which made its first appearance at the Festival.  The young Brit, who is currently making his debut in the Firestone Indy Lights championship this season, has been working with British supercar manufacturer BAC throughout the development programme of the 280bhp Mono.


Following his first experience of the Festival of Speed, Webb commented: ‘It was fantastic to be able to attend Goodwood this year, and being able to drive the BAC Mono up the Hill was a real honour. The event is a one of the highlights of the motoring calendar, with some of the most famous and incredible cars you could imagine, and it is great to see so many names  from the world of motorsport supporting the event over the weekend.’


He continued: ‘It’s a real privilege to be part of such a prestigious event, and it was made even more special by getting to drive in a car that I have helped develop. The Mono has generated huge interest both while on display and during the Hill runs –  I even noticed a few famous faces taking a look around it!’


The 21-year old BRDC Superstar from Knutsford in Cheshire, UK, now heads to Toronto, Canada for the next round of the Firestone Indy Lights calendar, looking to repeat the success he enjoyed last year. It was in Canada, on the Edmonton street-circuit, that the young rookie qualified 10th and went on to finish his first ever race on the podium, in third place.


Webb explained: ‘Canada is an amazing country and the fans there are fantastic. I have very fond memories of racing there last year when I made my Indy Lights debut at Edmonton, and managed to score a podium finish.


‘I don’t have any experience of the Toronto track, and I understand that it is quite bumpy, but I have heard that it is a fantastic track to drive so am looking forward to the challenge. The team have been working hard since our last outing, and I’m hoping that we can build on what has been a fairly strong opening to the season. It would be great if we could get a top three finish again!’


Log on to http://www.indycar.com/indylights/ for additional details about the Championship. For information on Oliver Webb, visit http://www.oliwebbracing.com/ or follow him on twitter,www.twitter.com/oliverjameswebb.