Team Oliver reveals two guest drivers for Donington
Updated: Aug 2
Team Oliver this week revealed the names of two guests drivers which will compete for the team at Donington Park on the 12th and 13th August. Both drivers are entered in the all new International Truck Prix which makes it’s debut at the track. There will be 2 qualifying sessions and 4 races across the weekend.
The first driver confirmed is Motorbike legend John McGuinness MBE. John is best known for being a specialist at the Isle of Man TT where he holds 23 wins and sits 3rd in the all time win list. He is also a vastly experienced short circuit racer having ridden in 24 hour World Endurance races like the Bol d’Or and Le Mans, 500cc GPs and the Daytona 200. He’s a former British 250cc Champion, has ridden in World Supersport and finished third in the 2009 British Superstock Championship.
Joining John will be Martin Gibson , who will be making his return to truck racing. Martin had a very successful stint racing for Team Oliver in the British Truck Racing Championship from 2018 - 2021 collecting numerous trophies during this time. He finished off achieving third overall in the Championship in his final season in 2021. He took a break to concentrate on other types of racing and has since competed in the FunCup Championship and the Rallye Breslau in Poland.
Martin is also the European Test Manager for Giti Tire and heads up their UK Research and Development centre based at MIRA, NunEaton. He is has been heavily involved in the development of the Giti Tire Race-Tuned v1 which is the official tyre to the teams of the BTRC.
“ To be involved in the International Truck Prix as it makes its debut at Donington is a fantastic opportunity! It’s good to be back racing with Team Oliver again and back behind the wheel of my former truck too! Hopefully I pick up where I left off as a return trip to the podium would be nice! “ Martin Gibson
Both drivers will be a fantastic addition to the team! We are extremely excited to welcome them and see them both on the track !