Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport has announced that Nick Foster and Martin Berry will be joining the team to drive a McLaren 720S GT3 in the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship.
Optimum Motorsport won the 2018 British GT Championship GT3 drivers championship with Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam.
Australian Nick Foster’s racing career began in karts in his native country’s Sprint Kart Championship. The 27-year-old graduated to cars in 2007 and first raced in GT machinery in 2011 when he contested the City Index Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship, taking the title in 2015.
Latterly Nick Foster has competed in the Intercontinental GT Challenge with HubAuto Corsa and the Asian Le Mans Series with Eurasia Motorsport.
Fellow Australian Martin Berry has been competing since 2017, winning the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific title in his first year. In 2019 Berry contested the Am Cup class of Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with Rinaldi Racing.
Both Foster and Berry are excited at the prospect of competing in one of the UK’s premier GT championships.
“I’m very excited to be joining Optimum Motorsport and to be racing the McLaren 720S in the British GT Championship with my good mate Martin Berry,” said Nick Foster. “It’s a very strong championship so I’m expecting an exciting year ahead.
“Optimum has a great track record in this championship and I’ve worked with the guys once already in testing so I know it will be good.”
“I’m hugely excited to be competing in British GT for the first time, a championship with such a deep history and across some incredibly iconic tracks,” said teammate Martin Berry. “I am fortunate to be partnering up with the very talented and fellow Aussie Nick Foster, together with the support of the fantastic team at Optimum Motorsport, as we take on the championship in the very capable McLaren 720S GT3.”
The 2020 British GT Championship season gets underway at Oulton Park over the Easter weekend of April 11 – 13.