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Oliver Cottam with his JSCC Saxo
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Oliver lived in China until 2019 when he came to the UK.  

From an early age his parents have encouraged him to participate and enjoy sport and like all things Oliver does, he embraces the challenge and works hard to achieve a result.

In 2017, Oliver became a Chinese regional sailing Dinghy Champion.


In 2019, after moving to the UK, Oliver continued with his sporting achievements. In addition to integrating into a new country and culture, he found time to excel at Rugby and Handball, representing the county in both disciplines. 


Oliver's motorsport ambitions, fuelled by his father, grandfather and great grandfather's achievements, led him to take up karting and he raced in club championships in the Junior X30 class in 2019.


In 2020 Oliver gained his car racing licence aged just 13, and was able to move up to the Junior Sports Car Championship, racing a Citroen Saxo.


In 2021 Oliver's ambitions grew stronger and he entered the Ginetta Junior Winter Series, achieving two podiums. He also continued racing in JSCC with the Saxo until June 2022,  appearing on the podium on four occasions.


A move to Ginetta GT5 in 2022 saw Oliver enter the British Endurance Championship, along with his Dad, Edward, racing in two-hour endurance events. At their first race meeting, the team achieved two podiums. Oliver also raced solo, achieving a podium at the first attempt.

Oliver entered the BARC 110 year aniversary meeting with his long time friend Molly Dodd. Oliver put the car on pole and the pair achieved a stunning performance with fastest lap in class and were leading the class and on for a win when the race was stopped due to heavy fog. 


In 2022 Oliver attended the Motorsport Days Live event at Silverstone and had the opportunity to drive the PowerMaxed Racing Cupra TCR UK Championship Touring Car.


After much conversation, many meetings and planning, negotiations began and finally a deal was struck.


This year Oliver is racing an Audi RS3 LMS TCR car in the TCR UK Touring Car Championship, as well as studying on the prestigious Motorsport UK Academy DiSE course at Loughborough.


Oliver is approaching this next phase of his career with his hallmark zeal and determination. Only time will tell but 2023 looks to be an exciting year whatever it may hold.

Oliver Cottam in his racing Kart
Oliver Cottam in his Ginetta GT5
Oliver Cottam racing driver
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