Clive Rowland

Having grown up in Cotebrook, less than a mile from Oulton Park, motorsport was always going to be part of my life. At the age of 7, I attended my first meeting as a spectator it was British Touring Cars.

By the time I started at secondary school motorsport was more than a weekend hobby, I joined the school karting team and started to complete in races myself. I competed in NATSKA.

On leaving school I went to South Cheshire College and gained a GNVQ in mechanical engineering. I then began a job at Warrington Transmission centre, where I stayed for 5 year before moving to JCB  where I was building gearboxes for their fastracs.

Having grown up in Cotebrook, less than a mile from Oulton Park, motorsport was always going to be part of my life. At the age of 7, I attended my first meeting as a spectator it was British Touring Cars.

By the time I started at secondary school motorsport was more than a weekend hobby, I joined the school karting team and started to complete in races myself. I competed in NATSKA.

On leaving school I went to South Cheshire College and gained a GNVQ in mechanical engineering. I then began a job at Warrington Transmission centre, where I stayed for 5 year before moving to JCB  where I was building gearboxes for their fastracs.

My weekends were still spent at the track, helping out friends with track days or spectating. In 2009/10 I joined Andrew racing and completed the GT Cup. In 2011/12 I completed some drag racing with TDi North and Time attack with a close friend and his team DAR. After my son was born I returned to racing again in 2013 working for several teams:

  • FW Motorsport – Ginetta G55 Supercup (TOCA Package)  2013
  • Simon Deaton Racing (GT Cup/Time attack) 2013
  • Blendini Motorsport – Ginetta G50 (British GT) 2013
  • Zest Engineering 2013
  • MRF Challenge 2013/14/15

I then moved to Ginetta in a full time positon for 2 years. In the summer of 2015 our daughter arrived and I wanted to be closer to home so took a position at BAC in Liverpool where I was a build technician and customer support. I became self-employed for the second time in 2017 as racing at the weekend and working full time didn’t give me much time with my young family, I have been able to work for some great teams and take part in many different championships:

  • Century Motorsport
  • GT3 Racing
  • Redline Racing
  • Jordan Racing
  • Lechner Racing
  • Slide Sports

I joined Gulf in 2018, working in WEC has always been a lifelong ambition, especially competing in Le Mans after getting the chance to watch the race in 2005. In 2019 I became their number 1 mechinic on the car and couldn’t wait to tackle the super season once again!

When I am at home I enjoy exploring outdoors with my wife and children, we love camping together and visiting the zoo and of course attending race meetings together. Finn went to his first super bikes meeting at 2 weeks old.