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Optimum Confirms British GT Return, O’Brien First Named Driver

At least two GT4 entries for 2020 season

Optimum Motorsport has confirmed that it will return to the British GT Championship in 2020, the team aiming to field at least two GT4 Aston Martin Vantages.

“We’re delighted to be returning to the British GT Championship with two GT4s,” said Shaun Goff, Optimum Motorsport team principal. “We have a proven championship-winning record in this series and we are now entering our third season as an Aston Martin customer team.

“It is now a proven winning package; so, we head into the series expecting to be challenging for the title.”

Connor O’Brien is the first Optimum driver to confirm his participation in the series off the back of a successful debut season in 2019.

“I enjoyed last year a great deal and while the start was tricky with the new car, we made great gains as the season progressed,” added O’Brien. “It was superb to have the fantastic support from Aston Martin Racing and the Academy was so helpful. We showed what we could do in qualifying at both Spa and Donington, so we take the year of experience into the coming season with the aim of regular podium finishes.”

For Optimum Motorsport, the continuation in the British GT Championship comes off the back of GT4 titles in 2013 and 2016 as well as the overall GT3 title in 2018. This year the team clinched the Silver Cup with Ollie Wilkinson and Bradley Ellis, while also fielding the two GT4 entries.

The team will announce further drivers at a later date, with options still available for the second entry for suitably qualified drivers.