Andrew Watson joins Optimum Motorsport's line-up for Asian Le Mans Series
As part of Optimum Motorsport's return to the Middle East next month, Watson, 26, will join the already confirmed pairing of Nick Moss and Joe Osborne in the team's #42 McLaren 720S GT3.
In 2019, Andrew signed with Aston Martin Racing - a role which saw him become an AMR Junior and mentor their Academy Drivers. Alongside this, Watson's FIA World Endurance Championship campaign saw him race across the world in some of the most prestigious endurance events, including 24 Hours of Le Mans, to which the Briton made his debut, finishing in fifth place in class respectively.
A second-place podium finish at the opening round of the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance season in Imola followed by a first win of the season at the Nürburgring bodes well for Shaun Goff's outfit to repeat such fortunes for the Optimum's entry ALMS debut.
Likewise to the 2021 season, the 2022 ALMS campaign will begin with back-to-back races in Dubai on 12-13 February, and the final two races in Abu Dhabi, 19-20 February.
Andrew Watson on joining Optimum Motorsport
"It's brilliant to be going into the Asian Le Mans Series with a strong lineup. Having Nick and Joe as teammates is great as it gives s a real chance at fighting for wins.
"Alongside the professionalism of the team, it's an exciting prospect. I'll be giving it 110% thats' for sure! I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone at the team for making this happen."
Shaun Goff, Team Principal
"Nick and Joe are such a strong driver pairing, adding Andrew to the line-up will make us even stronger. He's young, energetic, and a tough racer so I'm excited to see what he can do out on track."