An action-packed weekend ahead for Optimum Motorsport-run crews as GT Open and WEC head into their fourth rounds

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The FIA World Endurance Championship and International GT Open season head into their fourth rounds, respectively, with this weekend providing both Inception Racing x Project 1’s Porsche 911 RSR-19 entry and Optimum Motorsport’s McLaren 720S a chance to get their championship challenges back on track.

Following a tough end to the 90th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Inception Racing x Project 1 #56 Porsche fielded by Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy and Ben Barnicoat head to the Temple of Speed, Italy, in hopes of claiming more points to challenge for the LMGTE Am championship.

Last year, Inception Racing made their FIA WEC at Monza after earning their 24 Hours of Le Mans entry through strong results in the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series. The McLaren was unable to compete with its 720S GT3 thus, in collaboration with Kessel Racing, the team fielded the #71 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo in order to prepare for the demands of the 24.

The 6 Hours of Monza takes place on Sunday 10 July, with qualifying the evening prior on Saturday. Official live timing is available here, with coverage of qualifying and the race on the official FIA WEC App and Eurosport.

6 Hours of Monza Schedule - *UK Time -1 Hour

- Friday 8 July

15:30 - Free Practice 1

- Saturday 9 July

09:00 - Free Practice 2

13:30 - Free Practice 3

17:30 - Qualifying

- Sunday 10 July

12:00 - 6 Hours of Monza

How to keep up-to-date

Live Timing -

Head to the App Store of Google Play to download WEC’s Official App

Meanwhile, the Optimum Motorsport squad head to Hungary and its capital of Budapest as the 2022 International GT Open season hits Hungaroring for round 4. After the success of the endurance race at Spa three weeks ago, the series goes back to its traditional format of two races, one on Saturday, and one on Sunday, with great fights in sight in all classes and a grid strong of 23 entries.

The blank result in Belgium cost dearly to Nick Moss-Joe Osborne, now 14 points behind leaders Benja Hites and Leonardo Pulcini in Oregon Team’s Lamborghini Huracán, but clearly, the pair are adamant to correct the situation as soon as possible.

This year, the bumps and kerbs of Budapest will provide the perfect opportunity for the #72 McLaren duo of Nick and Joe to rediscover their scintillating early-season pace and get back in the hunt to reclaim the lead in both the Driver’s and Team’s championship.

GT Open Round 4 Schedule - *UK Time -1 Hour

- Friday 8 July

10:04 - Free Practice 1

15:07 - Free Practice 2

17:58 - Bronze Test

- Saturday 9 July

09:45 - Qualifying 1

14:55 - Race 1 (70’)

- Sunday 10 July

09:15 - Qualifying 2

14:15 - Race 2 (60’)

How to keep up-to-date

Live Timing -

GT Open’s YouTube channel -

Optimum Motorsport's #72 McLaren 720S GT3


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