WTCC - O’Young debuts in ROAL BMW

Darryl O’Young had his first test with ROAL Motorsport at the Adria International Raceway this week.

WTCC - O’Young debuts in ROAL BMW

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Darryl O’Young

He completed more than 500 kilometres over two days at the wheel of the BMW 320 TC ahead of the World Touring Car Championship season.

Team principal Roberto Ravaglia commented: “I was very pleased with Darryl’s approach to this first test. He proved to be a professional driver and it did not take much to him to get used to the car, which it was not granted as he had never been in a rear-wheel driven saloon car before.

“We have planned another test at Monza next week and I believe that, afterwards, Darryl will be in the position to fight for the Yokohama Trophy title from the beginning of the season.”

O’Young said: “I felt very comfortable in the car right from the first laps and my confidence grew throughout the two-day test. I had a full day of dry running and some laps in the rain, so we accomplished a lot. I worked well with Roberto and the boys at ROAL, and I'm already looking ahead to our test days next week.

“I feel ready for the first race meeting as I never had the chance to test before the start of the season in the past, so I'm already ahead compared to the last few years.”

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