Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport has announced it will return to the British GT Championship in 2017 to defend its GT4 title.
Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson will again team up to drive the Ginetta G55 GT4 in the premier national GT championship.
Johnson and Robinson will spend the winter preparing to take on the GT4 class for a season that is predicted to be even more competitive than 2016.
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Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport has targeted a full 2017 season entry in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup.
Optimum Motorsport withdrew its Audi R8 LMS GT3 from the 2016 British GT Championship from the Snetterton round citing frustration at the weight penalties incurred in running two Silver-graded drivers.
The team has entered Round Four of the 2016 Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup with a driver line-up consisting of Optimum Motorsport 24H Series regular Flick Haigh and current British GT Championship AMDtuning.com BMW Z4 GT3 driver Joe Osborne.
“The GT3 Le Mans Cup supports the ELMS package and is a level up from what we have competed in this year,” Team Principal Shaun Goff told EnduranceAndGT.co.uk. “The numbers look to be on the up.”
“We are looking at a full season next year so we’re hoping to have a competitive first outing.”
Round Four of the 2016 Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup takes place at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet on August 27.
Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport will be focusing on the British GT GT4 Championship after it announced that it had withdrawn its Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the remainder of the season.
The team had announced in July that it would be parting company with GT3 drivers Will Moore and Ryan Ratcliffe due to disappointing results as a consequence of the weight penalties incurred from running two Silver-rated drivers.
At the time, Team Principal Shaun Goff indicated he would be seeking new driving talent in the GT3 class. However it now appears that the decision has been taken to withdraw from GT3 and throw all the team’s efforts behind securing the GT4 class at both team and driver level.
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Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport is to field new drivers in its Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the final two rounds of the 2016 British GT Championship.
Currently in ninth place in the GT3 Teams Championship on 27 points after a sixth place finish at Rockingham and a fifth place finish at Silverstone, Team Principal Shaun Goff has announced changes for Snetterton and Donington. As a result, Ryan Ratcliffe and Will Moore will no longer drive for the team.
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