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20 Year Old Nigerian Driver Set for British Formula Ford Championship



Ovie Iroro Bella Naija

There’s something about a man in “race track” uniform. If you haven’t heard the name Ovie Iroro yet, then it’s our pleasure to introduce him to you!

This 20-year-old UK-based Nigerian is set to leave an indelible mark on the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain. Bella Naijarians, remember you heard it here first!

Iroro, a mechanical engineering student at University College London,  is set to make his driving debut at the championship, which takes place this Easter weekend (April 19th-20th) at Donington Park in the UK.

The Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain  is an entry level motor sport category. It gives budding race car drivers their first step into car racing, after they have had experience in the “Karting” beginner-level phase of racing.

Speaking on Iroro’s potential, Andy Richardson, one of the drivers from last year’s championship said,“We have tested Ovie already and we’re looking forward to giving him the benefit of our experience. Formula Ford is the very best place to learn the art of single-seater racing. It will be a steep learning curve for him but he has talent and is starting in the right place.”

Ovie Iroro moved to the UK two years ago not only to attend university, but also to fulfil his dreams of becoming a race track star. Looks like he’s on his way to achieving this dream.

We wish him all the best!

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  1. HRS

    April 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Wow!!!! Well done Ovie! 🙂


    April 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Dats good, wishing him d very best.


    April 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Good job.

  4. Ovieraye

    April 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Ovie! That’s means King in my own language! Make sure you are the king of the track.

    Urhobo wadoo!

  5. Noms

    April 17, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Urhobo oooo, ovo vo! Urhobo me na, ovo vo.
    Well done, Oniovo.
    Oghene ne nu we dia.

  6. Dinma Peace

    April 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I wish you the best dear

  7. @edDREAMZ

    April 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Mehn, congrat man….

  8. Author Unknown

    April 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    @Ovieraye and Noms. It’s interesting how increasingly Nigerians are starting to identify with accomplished Nigerians based on their ethnic group, with the exception of the Yorubas and Hausas. This guy is on the international stage, yet it’s Urhobo you see to talk when it’s pretty obvious from his name. Did you not think it was possible for an Urhobo man to accomplish what this young man is doing? I’m trying to understand. SMH.

    • Ovieraye

      April 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Keep quiet there! Stop your rambling, why can’t one rejoice that someone who shares a similarity with them is doing well? Instead you are coming to blow grammar everywhere. Gerrout! Me too I can blow my own grammar. URHOBO WADOO!!! If you have a problem keep it to yourself, before coming here to tell me rubbish. The fact of the matter is that Nigeria is a country divided into different ethnic groups, and so people will identify with their own and praise those that do well. No come and try this rubbish again, because the blasting I will give you, you won’t even be able to stand it. Ekpa rode!

  9. Opeyemi

    April 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm


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