Optimum Motorsport return to Paul Ricard for GT open

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Having scored back-to-back second-place finishes in the season opener at Estoril, Nick Moss and Joe Osborne are hungry for more success as the championship heads to Le Castellet, France this weekend (May 21-22).

The Optimum Motorsport drivers sit second overall in the championship standings, just six points behind Oregon Team leaders Benjamin Hites and Leonardo Pulcini, but look to move up the ladder with a maximum of 30 points available this weekend across the two races.

Circuit Paul Ricard is characterised by its 1.8km-long Mistral straight and elongated track design with an elevation range from 408 meters to 441 above sea level. With 15 corners on the 5.8km layout, there should be plenty of opportunities for the duo to repeat their success from Estoril.

Last year, Circuit Paul Ricard played host to the opening round of the 2021 International GT Open season, where the #72 duo of Nick and Joe claimed the Pro-Am win in the championship’s opening round.

It’s an action-packed start to the weekend on Friday with the first of the free-practice sessions kicking off at 10:27 BST, qualifying one on Saturday morning at 10:22 BST and the race itself at 15:45. Timings for Sunday are slightly earlier, with Sunday’s qualifying at 8am and the final race of the weekend at 13:05 BST.


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