In-form Liam stars when heat is on

PUBLISHED: 12:16 08 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:27 02 June 2010

RACING driver Liam McMillan made a good start to his first season in the Spanish SEAT Supercopa series. The 18-year-old from Wisbech finished all three races in Madrid despite suffering overheating problems with his Leon Cupra. In front of 30,000 spectat

RACING driver Liam McMillan made a good start to his first season in the Spanish SEAT Supercopa series.

The 18-year-old from Wisbech finished all three races in Madrid despite suffering overheating problems with his Leon Cupra.

In front of 30,000 spectators McMillan produced his best performance in the final race, when he set the sixth fastest lap time on the way to a 13th-place finish out of 33 cars.

McMillan came 25th in the second race.

He narrowly avoided a crash in this race but managed to steer off the track when a car ahead of him rolled at the first corner.

McMillan skilfully avoided a crash in the first race.

He made a good start but was forced out on to the grass after a pile-up at the opening corner.

With the water temperature reading 115°C and warning lights and alarms distracting him, McMillan did well to finish the race at all - crossing the line in 24th position.

He will return to Spain in two weeks for the opening rounds of the SEAT EuroCup, which take place at the 120,000 spectator capacity MotoGP circuit in Valencia on May 17-18.

McMillan said: "It's a shame we had an overheating problem, but we'll have a new engine installed for the Valencia meeting.

"I've tested at Valencia and I like the circuit a lot, so I'm really looking forward to it.


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