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2004 Profile

Oliver Bryant

During this season, Oliver raced a fully modified Morgan +8 in the Morgan motor company challenge, scoring three podiums in the three races he did. He also started to race an AC cobra with excellent success. Oliver raced it twice, once at Spa in a 2-hour historic GT race and once at Estoril in the same series. The youngster achieved excellent wins on both occasions and showed his ability to get used to challenging cars very quickly.
He also continued to race his FIA MGB roadster with great success. He won another two FIA MG team races to add to the previous years three victories and the car has competed in several longer distance international events. On the difficult French street circuit, Pau, Oliver came third in a historic touring car race against much faster machinery.

The Spa Francorchamps 6 hour race was another success under his belt for the season. Sharing an MGB with two other young drivers, Oliver came 10th overall in difficult conditions against an exotic grid of 70 GT cars. He also put the Morgan on pole in the British Sports Car Challenge race by over 4 seconds. This time was 4 seconds quicker than the fastest Ford GT40! , quite an achievement for an 18 year old. As mentioned earlier, Oliver also made his debut appearance in an AC Cobra at Spa with an excellent win and fastest lap.

SPA Gentlemen Drivers Win, SEPT 2004
In October Oliver competed in the Heritage Grand Touring Challenge at Brands Hatch during the Formula Ford Weekend. Driving the Morgan, he battled with a mighty Ford Mustang and a thunderous Aston Martin V8 for 20 minutes and secured a very close second place in a race that gripped the spectators from start to finish.

Over the last three seasons Oliver has developed his skills and increased his experience by participating in as many races as possible in different cars. At Brands Hatch in October he raced in 6 races on one day in 4 different cars! He achieved class podiums in each of these races. This young driver has developed the ability to be forgiving to the machinery, a skill that is essential in endurance GT racing.

On November the 20th Oliver competed in two one-hour races in a Ferrari 360 GT car. This helped him gain experience with slicks, wings and data- logging prior to his 2005 season in similar machinery. This Britcar event involved endurance races with driver changes and refuelling, which was ideal for Oliver in preparation for his attack on the British GT championship in 2005.