Optimum Motorsport ready to race on home soil
British GT’s annual blue riband event - the Silverstone 500 - promises plenty of side-by-side multi-class action around the Home of British Motor Racing this weekend.
The fast and flowing 5.891km layout provides a spectacular challenge for teams and drivers alike, with iconic corners such as Abbey, Copse and Maggotts/Becketts taken at phenomenal speed.
While Nick Moss will be making his British GT debut, Joe Osborne’s involvement has been largely restricted to commentary duties since his last full-season campaign in 2018, although he did make several appearances in 2020.
Following on from a successful GT Open season opener last weekend in Estoril, Portugal where the Optimum Motorsport duo claimed two second-place finishes, Nick and Joe are determined to go one place higher on the podium this weekend on home soil.
“Doing the Silverstone 500 is super exciting for so many reasons!” said Joe. “One, being teamed up with Nick I know what a strong job he can do, so that means we’ve got a decent chance of a mega result.
“The McLaren 720S GT3 has gone well at Silverstone and it’s my home race. I’ve not raced in the UK for a few years so I’m excited to get going.”
The Silverstone 500 is one of two three-hour races on this year’s calendar and features two more pitstops than British GT’s typical endurance contests. As such, team strategy can play a far greater role in its outcome.