Osian watched his first rally aged three, and he’s been involved in the sport ever 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.