2018

Selected as a MSA Academy member

Mitsubishi Mirage R5 test driver for Spencer Sport

1st Welsh Rally Championship / 4th overall Cambrian Rally – Mirage R5

2017

Returned to the British Rally Championship in a Ford Fiesta R5, supported by Hills Ford, Alphera FS and Spencer Sport

3rd overall – Border Counties Rally

3rd overall – Pirelli International Rally

2nd overall – Scottish Rally

1st overall – Ypres Rally

Led the British Rally Championship at halfway (before mechanical problems during second half of season). Finished 5th in the Drivers’ standings

DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy prize drive #1 – crashed out of Rally Poland, M-Sport Fiesta R5

DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy prize drive #2 – career best 4th WRC2 finish, Rally Finland, M-Sport Fiesta R5

1st overall – Rally North Wales (won home rally for the first time by over a minute)

Selected as a MSA Academy member

Rally Instructor with Tuthill Porsche / Below Ice Driving Experience in Sweden

Mitsubishi Mirage R5 test driver for Spencer Sport

2016

FIA World Rally Championship DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy in a Fiesta R2T

DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy Champion – winning a prize of a drive in an M-Sport Fiesta R5 on two WRC events in 2017

1st on opening DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy round, Rally Portugal

1st in DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy, Rally Germany (led from start to finish)

2nd in DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy, Rally Poland

5th in DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy, Rally Spain (clinched title)

6th in DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy, Rally Finland

1st overall – Mid Wales Stages Nat B in a Mitsubishi Mirage R5

Wales Rally GB in a Fiesta R5 – DNF (radiator damage)

2015

FIA Junior World Rally Championship in a Citroën DS3 MAX

Fastest time on first JWRC stage – Rally Portugal

Led both Rally Portugal and Rally Poland before mechanical problems

Finished 2nd JWRC Rally Poland

Finished 1st in class and 3rd overall – Rally North Wales

Mitsubishi Mirage R5 test driver for Spencer Sport

2014

Rallied a Citroën DS3 R3 in the British Rally Championship and other selected events

2nd overall in the British Rally Championship

1st – Pirelli International Rally

1st – Rally Isle of Man

2nd – Jim Clark Rally

2nd – Rally NI

Finished 18th overall on Wales Rally GB in Ford Fiesta R5

Set fastest time in WRC2 on class debut

Richard Burns Award winner – Wales Rally GB

Rory Galligan Outstanding Achievement Award – British Rally Championship

2013

Rallied a Citroën DS3 R3 in the British Rally Championship and other selected events

Season started with a class win on the Granite City Rally

Finished 2nd overall in the British Rally Championship

First overall rally win – Gareth Hall Rally

Won 3 rallies in a row – Rally NI, Rally Yorkshire and Rallye Sunseeker

30th overall Wales Rally GB

Youngest driver to score a hat-trick of wins in the history of the British Rally Championship

Rory Galligan Outstanding Achievement Award – British Rally Championship

John Philips Perpetual Cup winner– Harry Flatters Rally

The Philip White Perpetual Young achievers award

2012

Rallied a Citroën DS3 R3 in the British Rally Championship

1st in class on Rallye Sunseeker – on debut in a Citroën DS3 R3

4 class wins and 5 x 2nd place finishes

Finished 3rd overall in the British Rally Championship

First overall rally podium finish – 3rd on Rally Northern Ireland

Followed that with 2nd overall on Rally Yorkshire

Richard Burns Award Winner – Rallye Sunseeker

John Philips Perpetual Cup winner– Harry Flatters Rally

2011

Rallied a Fiesta ST in the Fiesta ST Trophy

Fiesta ST Trophy Champion at first attempt

Finished every rally contested

John Easson Award winner

Castrol Hard Charger Award Rally Yorkshire – 1st in class/12th overall in a Fiesta R2

1st in class on the Plains Rally, WLE Time Trial, Wales Rally GB in a Fiesta R2

Pirelli Star Driver Nominee

Dovey Valley Motor Club – Club Champion

Points scored for M-Sport Ford in British Rally Championship

Corporate Day Driver for M-Sport Ford

2010

Rallied a Fiesta ST in the Fiesta ST Trophy

Finished in top 10 on first UK rally – 8th overall on the Bulldog Rally in a Ford Fiesta ST

1st in class on the Plains Rally in a Ford Fiesta ST

Six Fiesta ST Trophy podium finishes in a row

Made World Rally Championship debut – Wales Rally GB. Finished 1st in class (winning by 27 minutes) and 35th overall in a Ford Fiesta ST

Dovey Valley Motor Club – Club Champion

2009

Made rally debut – Rally Kalnamuiza in Latvia in a Renault Clio

First rally podium – 2nd in class on Rally Gulbis in Latvia in a Renault Clio

Wales’ Youngest rally Driver – aged 16

Diploma in Latvian Motorsport Federation

Tested on snow and ice

2008

Joined the Junior Rallying Programme

2007

Drove a rally car for the first time

Osian watched his first rally aged three, and he’s been involved in the sport every since!

Born in Machynlleth, he spent much of his childhood riding motocross and Quad ‘bikes, and got behind the steering wheel of a car for the first time when he was just 10-years old.

He made his rally competition debut in 2009 when, aged just 16, he contested the Rally Kalnamuiza in Latvia in a Renault Clio. It wasn’t long before his natural talent began to shine through, and he scored his first podium, 2nd in class, on Rally Gulbis, shortly after.

Osian contested the Fiesta ST Trophy in 2010 and finished an impressive 8th overall on the Bulldog Rally. The Fiesta is a rally car very dear to his heart – so much so, that he re-bought the very same Fiesta ST and still rallies it for fun.

In 2010 Osian made his World Rally Championship debut – finishing 1st in class (winning by 27 minutes) and 35th overall on Wales Rally GB in a Ford Fiesta ST.

Since that incredible WRC debut, Osian has gained much WRC experience – contesting his home event several times, as well as Rally Spain, Portugal, Poland, Finland and Germany.

He has twice finished runner-up in the British Rally Championship (2013 and 2014), driving a Citroën DS3 R3.

 

Once of his finest achievements to date was winning the 2016 DriveDMACK Fiesta Trophy in a Fiesta R2T – which included victories on Rally Portugal and a start to finish victory on Rally Germany. His prize was two rounds of the WRC2 in a M-Sport Fiesta R5 the following year, and whilst he crashed out of a extremely wet and muddy 2017 Rally Poland, he finished career best 4th WRC2 on the famous Rally Finland.

Osian also led the 2017 British Rally Championship at the halfway mark in a Hills Ford/Alphera FS supported Fiesta R5, until mechanical problems intervened during the second half of the season.

Osian is a MSA Academy member (selected in both 2017 and 2018), has instructed for the Tuthill Porsche team at its Below Ice Driving Experience in Sweden and is Spencer Sport’s test and development driver for its Mitsubishi Mirage R5 project.

Osian is a fluent Welsh speaker – and is a regular studio guest on S4C’s Ralio+ programme, giving his expert rally analysis.