Optimum signs Ratcliffe and Moore for GT3
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.”