BTCC driver Paul O’Neill found his passion for cars at a young age. Enthralled by the racing career of his idol Nigel Mansell and fuelled by an encouraging and supportive family, even a childhood car accident that left both he and his father hospitalised, could not quell Paul’s love of cars.
Paul attended the prestigious Jim Russell Racing School and took part in his first race in 2001 in the production class of the British Touring Car Championship, taking three class podiums and two class poles. Three years later Paul joined the Tech-Speed racing team, where he still remains, albeit intermittently, alternating his work as a motorsports speaker and TV Presenter with that of a racing driver.
Paul continues to work within the motorsports industry and is involved in a number of exciting media based projects. Paul has appeared on the infamous BBC series Top Gear, where he raced a VW Beetle, and also works as a commentator and TV presenter for ITV4 where he provides punditry for all the BTCC races. Alongside his work as a TV Presenter for ITV Paul has also appeared as a judge and TV presenter on ITV’s GT Academy and as an evaluator on Channel 5’s Classic Car Rescue.
Paul’s racing abilities have been employed by a variety of clients, taking Paul to car demonstrations, product launches and even appearing in an N-Dubz music video. Outside his work as a motorsport commentator, Paul is also a talented and experienced racing instructor and training facilitator, working in his time with the likes of Fiona Leggate and has been engaged for an extended period with the UK based Perrys Motor Group.
A compelling and engaging individual, as a motorsport speaker, Paul combines his experience on the track with his ability to entertain which he learned from his time in front of the camera. Ensuring guests get an insight into the fierce world of racing, Paul shares anecdotes from his time at the top in his excitement after dinner speeches. Additionally, Paul is great for corporate audiences and is able to tailor his content to a client’s brief, making his experiences on the track relatable to a business environment.