Olly's heroes are Casey Stoner and his dad. "My Dad used to race Speedway and I helped him work on the bikes and cheer him on. When I was 4 years old I asked Father Christmas for a bike and I got a Pee Wee 50."
Away from racing he has plenty of interests. "At school I like Tech Studies, Automotive, Maths & Physical Education. I also enjoy riding my unicycle, cycling, mountain biking and riding my KTM motocross bike.
His ambitions are clear. "I want to win the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and to be World Champion in MotoGP.... and to have a lot of fun doing it."
Olly and his family do very much enjoy their racing and he knows that this season his hard work should pay off. "Last year I learnt how to become stronger mentally and turn my speed into results. My expectations for 2015 is to finish top 3 in the championship and to be on the podium consistently throughout the season and to win races."
He has already shown that he can run at the front. "My best race for 2013 was at the Sachsenring for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. I had my best qualifying result for the season and got to lead the race for a few laps, but I started to ride to aggressively and lost a few positions. But after half race distance I started to ride very smooth and take some positions back. I finished 5th in the end and that gave me a lot of confidence to go faster."
My best race ever was last year in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Assen in race 2 where I finished 4th, very close to 3rd and it was my best race ever because I battled really well and passed 2 people on the last lap to get into 3rd.
"The tracks that excite me are the tracks that have lots of flowing corners that merge into each other and have lots of elevation change. I also like tracks that have fast parts of the track and technical parts of the track."
"Everything about road racing is awesome, you get to meet great people, make lots of new friends, ride proper race bikes on awesome tracks all around the world. It is good to feel the changes when the bike is adjusted, but the best part is winning races and standing on the podium."