Stewart Completes Elite Motorsports Three-Car GB3 Championship Line-Up

March 16, 2023

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Oliver Stewart will join McKenzy Cresswell and Ayato Iwasaki in an exciting three-car GB3 Championship line-up for Elite Motorsport this season.

The 16-year-old from Beauly near Inverness has yet to race in GB3 while team newcomer Cresswell embarks on his second season in the category and Iwasaki continues with Elite having made his team and GB3 in the final event of 2022.

Stewart claimed 10th overall, third best-placed Rookie, in the British Formula 4 championship last year, his first year out of karts, achieving a win, fastest lap and two pole-positions. He recorded 20 Rookie podiums, including four wins, in the 30-races series.

In 2021, Oliver placed second in the IAME Warriors X30 Junior Final, won the British LGM Junior X30 Championship and British Kartmasters, and was the only UK driver selected for the Richard Mille Young Driver Academy shoot-out.

The eight-event, 24 race GB3 calendar gets underway in early April with Elite aiming to add to its tally of race wins having finished third in the Teams’ standings last year.

Oliver Stewart (GB)

“My aim is obviously to do the best job I can and get as many poles, wins and podiums as possible. It’s the top single seater class in the UK attracting a worldwide grid of top level drivers and provides a great platform and opportunity for me to progress my career to the next level.

“Having tested with Elite last November, I was overwhelmed by their professionalism and determination to get the best out of the car and myself. I knew from the get-go that I was surrounded by a team of passionate professionals with a mass of experience in motorsport. I was immediately made to feel welcome by everyone.

“I have found the grip level a massive difference moving up a category to GB3. It requires you to be extremely smooth on steering in order to get the best out of it. Not only that but the car feels quicker and is overall an enjoyable car to drive.”

Eddie Ives, Team Owner & Manager

“Really pleased to be announcing Oliver as our final GB3 driver for 2023.

“We have been working with Oliver since November and it’s been good to help him with his transition into GB3.

“He really excelled at the Oulton Park test last week and we look forward to maximising his great potential.”