GT Open Austria and WEC Fuji on this weekend’s schedule for Optimum Motorsport and Inception Racing

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From the Styrian hills to the Land of the Rising Sun, this weekend marks double duties for the Optimum Motorsport-run crews as GT Open heads to Austria, with the World Endurance Championship returning to Fuji, Japan, for the first time since 2019.

Following their success in GT Open’s last event in Hungary back in July, Nick and Joe head into this weekend just 3 points shy of leaders, Van Berlo and Gilardoni (Oregon Team). Last year, the Optimum Motorsport duo claimed the Pro-Am pole and win for race 1 of the Austrian weekend as a Styrian storm red-flagged the race with 10 minutes to spare.

This weekend looks to play testament to last year with heavy rain expected across both Saturday and Sunday!

Joe Osborne - Optimum Motorsport #72 McLaren

“It’s race week! We had a decent test last week but now it’s time to keep our GT Open championship hunt on!”

Here’s how and when you can tune in (Times shown are CEST, BST = -1 Hour)

Friday 9 September

09:56 - 10:56: Free Practice 1

15:11 - 16:11: Free Practice 2

17:17 - 17:57: Bronze Test

Saturday 10 September

11:05 - 11:35: Quali 1

16:40 - 17:50: Race 1

Sunday 11 September

08:30 - 09:00: Quali 2

13:05 - 14:05: Race 2

Watch on the official GT Open YouTube channel -

Meanwhile, the Team Project 1 x Inception Racing crew head to Fuji International Speedway, Japan for this year’s penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The team claimed their first points haul in the last round at Monza in their #56 Porsche 911 RSR since Sebring earlier on this year. Great Britain is the most represent nation on the Fuji 2022 grid, with 20 drivers across the classes including WEC Fuji debutants Ollie Millroy and Ben Barnicoat.

Here’s how and when you can follow along with all the WEC action (Times shown are JST, BST = -8 Hours)

Friday 9 September

11:00 - 12:30: Free Practice 1

15:30 - 17:00: Free Practice 2

Saturday 10 September

10:20 - 11:20: Free Practice 3

14:40 - 14:50: Qualifying

Sunday 11 September

11:00 - 17:00: 6-Hour Race

Live timing -

Qualifying and the Race are stream live on the official FIA WEC App and Eurosport. Download it on the App Store or get it on Google Play.


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