Oliver White Joins Smalley In Expanded Duckhams / Yuasa Racing With Redline Line-Up
Press release supplied by Duckhams Yuasa Racing:
Duckhams Yuasa Racing with Redline is delighted to finalise its 2022 line-up as multiple race and title winner Oliver White joins the team. Following its success in 2021 the outfit will expand, becoming a two-car entry with Yuasa joining as joint title sponsor and CarFinance 247 as primary partner.
After securing the overall crown with record-breaking three-time champion Dan Cammish, the team returns with a two-car entry in association with successful outfit Team Redline Racing for the forthcoming season, with Oliver and Adam Smalley behind the wheel.
Oliver, a 29-year-old from Bath, has spent the past nine years racing very different machinery with a whole host of successes in Formula Ford, taking three Champion of Brands titles, winning the 2020 Walter Hayes Trophy, impressing at the Formula Ford Festival, and even scoring a hattrick of wins at the legendary Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, Australia.
After starting in karts as a teenager, he made his first foray into motorsport in the SAXMAX series for Citroen Saxo cars, taking part in two races in 2008 and following up with the championship title after scoring five wins a year later, before turning his attention to Formula Ford. He also took part in the 2016 Mazda Road to Indy Shootout at Laguna Seca in California, starting the final on pole but narrowly finishing in second position.
Duckhams Yuasa Racing with Redline drivers Oliver and Adam will compete alongside fellow confirmed Team Redline Racing entrants Micah Stanley and Nathan Harrison for a formidable entry into the series this season. The Porsche Carrera Cup GB opens a new era in 2022 as it introduces the 992-style 911 GT3 Cup car, which features increased power and downforce, raising the performance of the UK’s fastest one-make series to a new level.
2022 Porsche Carrera Cup GB calendar
23 / 24 April – Donington Park – Rounds 1 & 2
14 / 15 May – Brands Hatch (Indy) – Rounds 3 & 4
11 / 12 June – Oulton Park – Rounds 5 & 6
30 / 31 July – Knockhill – Rounds 7 & 8
13 / 14 August – Snetterton – Rounds 9 & 10
27 / 28 August – Thruxton – Rounds 11 & 12
24 / 25 September – Silverstone (National) – Rounds 13 & 14
8 / 9 October – Brands Hatch (GP) – Rounds 15 & 16
“Chris Hodgen (Programme Manager) gave me the opportunity to test one of Redline’s 991.2-style GT3 Cup cars at the Porsche Taster Day at the end of last season and it seemed to go really well. Simon Leonard (Team Redline Racing Managing Director) then invited me out to Portimão to have a full day in the car over the winter to really test me out. It’s amazing to get this opportunity. I aim to seize it with both hands and make the most of it. I know it’s going to be a steep learning curve, but I am ready for the challenge.
“I've got three quick team-mates, in Adam, Micah, and Nathan, so that helps, as we use each other's data and try to improve. It speeds up the learning process having such quick team-mates, which is good for all of us.
“I wouldn't look beyond Team Redline Racing as the team is the benchmark in the Carrera Cup. They have won loads of championships, the mechanics are all brilliant, I get on well with Simon, and if I am going to do well anywhere, it's with Team Redline Racing.”
"It's amazing to have Ollie as my team-mate. He's had a lot of success in Formula Ford over the years and I've no doubt he'll be a very strong competitor. We've already developed a close relationship despite the limited testing we've done so far and I know we'll be pushing each other to the maximum.
"I'm also delighted we can unveil the Duckhams Yuasa Racing with Redline livery. It's a privilege to have three great brands like Duckhams, Yuasa and Car Finance 247 on the car. Duckhams have got an incredible motorsport history, having backed some great drivers with the likes of Mark Webber, Eddie Irvine and Tim Harvey, so to be part of that heritage is amazing. Of course I'll be doing everything I can to replicate Dan Cammish's success last season."
Chris Hodgen – Programme Manager:
“Oliver was actually the inspiration behind looking to increase our involvement to two cars this season. Last year we brought Duckhams back to motorsport sponsorship with Dan Cammish, and it was a great year taking home the title. However, after the great news that Dan is returning to the BTCC, I wanted to give two new drivers the opportunity of a lifetime with Duckhams and Yuasa.
“The winter has been really busy building up a solid portfolio of partners to support our initiative. Oliver is also blisteringly quick and a great guy to boot, so both he and Adam (Smalley) deserve this opportunity to shine on the main stage and will be great team-mates and brand ambassadors for our partners.”
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