Ollie Wilkinson - The Rising Star

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Congratulations go out to today to Optimum Motorsport's young GT3 racer Ollie Wilkinson who today becomes the next in a long line of Aston Martin Racing customer and partner team drivers to be elevated into the coveted British Racing Drivers Club 'Rising Star' programme.

Having started racing late into his still younger years, the twenty three old from Leeds swapped to GT3 racing with the Wakefield based last year, competing in their Audi R8 before swapping to a brand new Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3 for a dual assault on the British GT Championship and International GT Open Series.

Since the start of this season, and with the help of driving mentors like Bradley Ellis, Jonny Adam and Darren Turner, Wilkinson has gone on to claim his first overall race win last time out in the GT Open at the Red Bull Ring with AMR factory driver Adam and at Spa Francorchamps in the British GT alongside Ellis. After the last round of the British GT at Brands Hatch three weeks ago both Wilkinson and Ellis also secured the Championship's Silver Cup title with one round still remaining.

Wilkinson joins the likes of of AMR family drivers Jamie Chadwick, Ross Gunn, Ricky Collard and Andrew Watson on the Rising Stars programme and Charlie Eastwood on the SuperStars programme and affords all concerned additional mentoring and tutoring from the vast knowledge base available within the BRDC.

Photo credits - Optimum / BRDC

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