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Adam Wilcox

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Adam Wilcox (born 26 June 1976) is a British racing driver.


Adam Wilcox has been racing since he was eight years old and has won eight major championship titles. Starting in karting, in 1994 he became the youngest ever 250cc FIA European Champion which he sealed at the Osterichring in Austria and moved onto car racing in 1995, driving a Formula Renault car with Haywood Racing finishing 4th in his first car racing season against some very experienced opposition. He went through the Junior ranks competing in the UK Formula Vauxhall Championship finishing runner-up in 1996 and the European Formula Opel series and British Series in 1997 and reached Formula 3 in 1998, he became a test driver for F3000 cars at the end of 1998 and continued this into 1999 as well as competing in the 1999 Formula Palmer Audi Series before switching to GT Style racing in 2000 as a Professional driver.

His GT Racing Career started by winning the new Lotus Sport Elise Championship in 2000, and then backed by ADVAN/Yokohama Tyres he moved to Japan to compete in the All Japan GT Championship for 3 years during 2001 - 2003 seasons, driving a Porsche GT3R and a Nismo Nissan S15 before moving back to the UK in 2004 and winning the British GTC Championship in a DRM Racing Ferrari F360 GTC.

His most notable achievements are finishing Vice Champion in the 1997 Formula Opel Euroseries which was the supporting series for the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship and being nominated as one of the McLaren/Autosport young drivers of the year. He also won the Lotus Sport Elise Championship in 2000 by taking 9 lights to flag race victories. Other achievements were winning the 2001 Suzuka GTC 1000k event and finishing 6th in the 2002 GT300 Japanese GT Championship driving a Porsche GT3R, as well as winning the 2004 British GTC Championship driving a Ferrari 360 alongside Portuguese driver Ni Amorim. And being appointed as a full member of the prestigious British Racing Driver Club.

Wilcox is a current front running driver in the British GT Championship racing with Ferrari and Aston Martin over the past 10 seasons (2004-2013) and has scored numerous Pole Positions. Fastest Laps and Podium finishes in the GT3 category as well as working as a development driver for other racing teams, car manufacturers and also as a Precision and Stunt driver to the TV and Film industry.

Personal Life

Wilcox lives in his hometown of Lichfield, Staffordshire.

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