Former British Touring Car Championship driver turned ITV4 commentator, Paul O’Neill, found his passion for motor sport at a young age, enthralled by the racing career of his idol Nigel Mansell, and fuelled by the encouragement of his family. During Paul’s 15-year career spanning the MGF Cup, BTCC and British GTs, he achieved notable success, including a famous first BTCC win in 2002.
The subsequent season – which included a second win at Snetterton - was bittersweet as Paul was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and was forced to rebuild his career over the coming years. His racecraft, aptitude and ability to work in a team is still put to good use as a talented and experienced racing instructor, and as a training facilitator for some of the world’s leading motoring manufacturers.
Paul grew up amongst a talented family, his parents are both musicians and his sister is the world-famous Melanie C from Spice Girls. Having successfully made the transition from circuit to screen, Paul’s engaging personality has seen him forge his own fan base. Paul currently spearheads the social media content for the new PitchBTCC App that allows fans to actively engage with Race weekends.