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Oliver "Oly" Mortimer is a Scottish racing driver who won the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in the UK in 2011. He won the Scottish Mini Cooper Cup three times and the Mini Challenge UK series twice.

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Single seaters

Mortimer started out in kart racing at the age of 8. He became a Scottish karting champion before moving to the Scottish Formula Ford Championship, where he competed for two seasons. When the Formula Ford single-seater progression had stalled, he switched to tin-top racing.

Four championships in a row

He started in saloon cars in the Scottish XR2 Championship in 2004 and won the title in his first competition. He next competed in the Scottish Mini Championship, where he won two titles in a row. To raise his profile as a professional racer, he moved on from the local track at Knockhill and entered the British Mini Challenge, where he won the S class championship. Between 2004 and 2005 he won four championships in a row.

Misano 2005

At the end of the 2005 season, Mortimer was invited to a BMW racing event at the Italian Misano World Circuit, including top performers from MINI Championships from around the world. Mortimer finished 6th overall, the best performance of any British Mini driver in the race.

Mini Cooper Racing 2007-2010

Between 2007 and 2010, Mortimer continued in Mini Cooper racing winning the 2007 British Mini Cooper S championship and was also voted National Motorsport Press Driver of the Year. In 2009, Oly again won the British title before returning to the Scottish circuit where he won the 2010 Scottish Mini Cooper Championship.

Porsche GT3

In 2011, Mortimer competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and sealed pole and two race wins on his debut at Brands Hatch on 9 April 2011. After 8 races wins and 3 second-place finishes, he won the Driver of the Year Award.

He competed in the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain.

References

Oliver Mortimer Wikipedia


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