ROGER WILLS BIOGRAPHY
Full Name: Roger Wills
Date of Birth: January 1968
Place of Birth: New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand
Marital Status: Married, three children
Roger Wills was born in 1968 in New Zealand. After graduating from Otago University with a finance degree Wills left New Zealand to work abroad. After stints in America and the UK he moved to Moscow in 1995 and has lived and worked there ever since. Working in finance Wills heads a number of companies based in Russia, England and New Zealand.
Roger started racing in 2004 having graduated from the Silverstone Motorsport Academy. After some selected BRDC Formula Ford rounds Roger’s focus switched to historic cars. Between 2005 and 2010 his car collection has expanded with a focus on historically significant racing cars. Now established as one of the most prominent historic racers Wills has scored numerous significant wins across the globe in a range a machinery from 50’s sports racing cars to 70’s Formula 1 and 80’s Group C monsters . Highlights include wins at Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival and the fastest time of the day at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in a Williams FW05.
2010 saw Wills’ debut in international GT racing. In the works supported Jota Aston Martin Vantage, Wills won the GT4 class of the Spa 24 Hours. In 2011 Wills competed in the ILMC with CRS in a GTE Ferrari 430. Regularly out-pacing fellow pro-am team mates and often matching Pro team mate Tim Mullen, Wills finished 4th in the LM GTE Pro-Am Championship with two podiums. Roger also drove for the “works” McLaren team in their debut race at the Spa 24 Hours for the MP4-12C.
Wills has competed in over 250 races worldwide with 12 overall wins, 25 podiums, 8 pole positions, 12 fastest laps and countless class wins to his name.
2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed- Fastest Time of the Day- Williams FW05/3
2010 Le Mans Classic- 1st Plateau 3- Lotus XV
2010 Spa 24 Hours- 1st GT4- Aston Martin Vantage
2010 Madgwick Cup, Goodwood Revival- 1st (Pole & Fastest Lap)- Lotus XV
2011 Group C Portimao- 2nd – Courage C26S
2011 Spa 6 Hours- Pole Position- Ford GT40
2011 Silverstone 1000km- 3rd LM GTE Am
2011 ILMC- 4th LM GTE-Am
2012 Monaco Historique- Win, pole & Fastest Lap- Grid B- Cooper T51