Ollie Pidgley 2017 Oliver Pidgley - Renault Clio Cup Driver

3Ollie Pidgley

"I love racing in the UK Clio Cup – the cars are fantastic fun to drive and when you're in a race with 25 of them around of you... there's no other feeling like it!"

All Teams
Age 20
Nationality British
Lives Salisbury, Wiltshire
Occupation ARDS Instructor
Sponsors OEP, FREEM
Team Team Pyro


  • Ollie is an ARDS instructor – which means he gets to play in lots of high-performance cars and supercars as part of his everyday job (basically it involves giving track driving tuition to people in the likes of Ferraris, Mercedes, Lamborghinis etc). He’s based at Thruxton and reckons to have done 3000 laps around there to date…
  • He's also a qualified Mercedes-Benz AMG ABT driving instructor... not many people can claim that.

Career Highlights

2016 Renault UK Clio Cup
16th overall in debut season (with Ciceley Motorsport). Best results 2 x 10th. Ended season strongly with a fastest lap (Silverstone) and by qualifying 5th & 4th fastest on grid for final 2 rounds (Brands Hatch GP). Moves to Team Pyro for 2017.
2015 MSA Formula
Contested part-season with Richardson Racing (stopped after Knockhill). 21st overall with best results of 10th.
Michelin Clio Cup Series
Stunned on debut in 2013 Brands Hatch finale with fastest lap and a 3rd place finish with Team Pyro. More podium results in 2014 (youngest driver in Series to achieve a top 3 result) and also won the ‘rookie’ title.
Won his local Forest Edge Junior Rotax category title in 2010. Progressed to become a front-runner in Rotax Super 1 and FKS Series categories at national level.