|Date of Birth||13 April, 2004|
|Birthplace||London, Great Britain|
Patrick O’Donovan made his rallycross debut in 2018 – aged just 14 – racing a 1300cc Suzuki Swift in the Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship. In only his second season in the category, he was a title contender in 2019 and went on to finish runner-up in the standings.
Midway through 2020, O’Donovan graduated to the single-make RX150 Rallycross Championship for buggies within the British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy. He clinched the crown the following year while dovetailing his efforts with a full-season assault on the inaugural FIA RX2e Championship, placing fourth overall and reaching the rostrum at Höljes along the way.
His success earned him recognition as Motorsport UK’s Young Driver of the Year, and he subsequently stunned observers by scooping the runner-up spoils in his very first Supercar outing at Lydden Hill. He joined the Euro RX1 field for the 2022 opener in Hungary, behind the wheel of the same Ford Fiesta that his father – former British Rallycross Champion and Euro RX Supercar podium-finisher Ollie O’Donovan – raced to third place in Catalunya in 2017. He returned to RX2e for the series’ 2022 curtain-raiser at Höljes six weeks later.