HA a.a. 18.09.05

Optimum Motorsport Wins British GT Appeal – Increases GT3 Drivers Lead By 10 Points (05.09.18)

Photo: BritishGT.com / Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport has announced that it has won its appeal against a decision taken during the opening round of the 2018 British GT Championship at Oulton Park.

A 30-second post-race had penalty had been applied, dropping the driving duo of Flick Haigh and Jonny Adan from fourth at the chequered flag to ninth.

Team Principal Shaun Goff was delighted at the news.

“I’m very happy at the decision,” said Shaun Goff. “We never accepted this incident was anything other than a racing accident. We’re delighted with the outcome and now  we can look forward to a strong showing at Donington where we stand a good chance of taking the championship honours.”

The decision means that the Haigh and Adam enter the final round of the 2018 British GT Championship with a 27.5-point advantage over Jon Minshaw and Phil keen. Nothing less than a victory for the crew of the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will now be sufficient for a shot at the drivers title.

Round 9 of British GT Championship takes place at Donington Park on September 23.