Dennis Olsen is a racing driver from Norway who is developing his career as a member of the Porsche Junior and Porsche Young Professionals programmes.
After spending few successful years in single-seater competitions, Olsen started to race with Porsches in 2016. His first success was the championship title in the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and the second place in the 2017 Porsche Supercup. In 2019, he became the Intercontinental GT Challenge champion as Porsche factory driver.
Dennis Olsen - Porsche Young Professional
Starting a racing career at the age six
Born in April 1996 in Valer in Østfold county, Dennis Olsen started his racing career in karting competitions at the age six. He spent more than a decade in karting, winning numerous national and international titles.
Olsen graduated to formula racing in 2013, entering New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series. In five three-race rounds over January and February, Olsen scored no wins or podiums to finish 13th in the points.
Dennis Olsen in a Formula Renault car
Three seasons in the Formula Renault
Returning to Europe, Olsen entered the Formula Renault 2.0 North European Cup, driving for Josef Kaufman Racing. With three podiums on his account, he finished third in the points, behind Matt Parry and Jack Aitken.
In 2014, Olsen switched to the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. Driving for Prema Powerteam, he won two races and finished the season as a vice-champion, behind Nyck De Vries. In 2015, Olsen stayed in the same competition, driving for Manor MP Motorsport and scoring just one win to finish 8th in the points.
Dennis Olsen - Porsche Carrera Cup German champion in 2017
Porsche Junior since 2016, Carrera Cup champion in 2017
In 2016, Dennis Olsen has been chosen as one of the youngsters who would be a part of Porsche Junior programme. His main competition was the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany at the wheel of the #21 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. After scoring six podiums, he finished third in the points. He also made two starts as a guest in the Porsche Supercup, in Monte-Carlo and Hungaroring.
In 2017, Olsen had a double programme, spending full season both in the German Carrera Cup and Porsche Supercup. With six race wins, he became Carrera Cup champion. In Supercup, he was a race winner three times, finishing second in the points behind Michael Ammermüller.
In 2018, Olsen graduated from Porsche Junior to Porsche Young Professionals programme
European Le Mans Series as the main competition in 2018
As a Porsche factory driver, Olsen recorded one-off participations with different teams in different competitions, such are Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, Porsche GT3 Endurance Cup in Brazil or 24H Series. He continued in the same way in 2018, starting a season with races in the 24H Series and VLN Endurance Series.
His main competition in 2018 was the European Le Mans Series. He was driving the #77 Porsche 911 RSR for Proton Competition, scoring one victory in GTE class and finishing sixth in the points.
Intercontinental GT Challenge champion in 2019
In 2019, Olsen started a season with a victory at Bathurst 12 Hour, driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R for Earl Bamber Motorsport. That race was a part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. Olsen scored one more notable IGTC victory, at Kyalami 9 Hour, ending a season as a champion!
He spend the rest of the season driving for different Porsche teams all around the world, including a full-time campaign in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with Rowe Racing.