Optimum returns to the Oulton Park podium as the British GT season gets underway
Optimum Motorsport, along with the rest of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship field, were forced to wait longer than hoped to get the race season underway today at Oulton Park, but the patience was well worth the wait as the #96 McLaren 720S Silver pairing of Ollie Wilkinson and Lewis Proctor returned to the podium in style.
Following the fine second place in round one, this was further backed up with a strong second race, yielding a fifth position overall result.
Lewis made an impressive start to his GT3 career with Optimum Motorsport, claiming the overall pole position for the first round of the championship. With the field so tightly packed in terms of lap time, his fourth flying lap netted him the pole by 0.001s from Jordan Witt in the #10 McLaren.
His impressive form continued into his first stint of the one-hour opening race of the year, controlling the pace at the front of the field in style, despite pressure from two sister McLaren 720S' close behind.
Having encountered heavy traffic and seen his two-second advantage whittled away, the Optimum Motorsport crew opted to box him at the earliest point in the pitstop window, handing over to teammate Ollie