Optimum Motorsport set for GT World Challenge Europe debut
Optimum Motorsport is set to embark on its first season in GT World Challenge Europe, competing in the four-round Endurance Cup which gets underway this coming weekend (25-26 July, 2020) at Imola.
The British-based team has a fine record on GT competition over the last decade, taking wins and championships in British GT, International GT Open and the 24H Series. The team’s most recent title success was in 2019, clinching the Silver Cup crown in the British GT Championship.
Armed with the distinctive #69 Y.CO-sponsored 720S GT3, the team enter the Pro-class with McLaren Professional Driver Ollie Wilkinson and Factory Drivers Joe Osborne and Rob Bell.
The global pandemic put paid to the original calendar, but series organisers SRO have revised the schedule to include four rounds including the TOTAL Spa 24 Hours in October. For Optimum Motorsport, the official pre-season test at Paul Ricard has been followed up with further running on multiple circuits ahead of the first race in Italy.