Op­ti­mum signs Rat­cliffe and Moore for GT3

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Op­ti­mum Mo­tor­sport has signed Ryan Rat­cliffe and Will Moore to crew its new Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship.

Welsh­man Rat­cliffe, 22, re­joins the cham­pi­onship for his first full cam­paign since 2013, but has GT3 ex­pe­ri­ence from be­ing a part of the Triple Eight Rac­ing Driver De­vel­op­ment scheme. Moore, 26, grad­u­ates to GT3 hav­ing im­pressed in the GT4 divi­sion last term with the Academy Mo­tor­sport As­ton Martin team.

The pair will run in the Sil­ver Cup cat­e­gory, so will carry ad­di­tional weight, but will still fight for the out­right ti­tle.

Op­ti­mum team boss Shaun Goff said: “Ryan and Will are a very promis­ing pair­ing. Ryan has been in our GT3 plans for a while now and Will wanted to step up so it came to­gether nicely.

“We ran our Audi for the first time in the Dubai 24 Hours. The re­li­a­bil­ity and en­gi­neer­ing in it make it very ac­ces­si­ble.”

Op­ti­mum’s R8 is now full

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