Bri­tish GT4 cham­pi­ons John­son and Robin­son to de­fend crown with Op­ti­mum

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Reign­ing Bri­tish GT4 cham­pi­ons Gra­ham John­son and Mike Robin­son will re­turn to de­fend their crown next sea­son with Op­ti­mum Mo­tor­sport.

John­son and Robin­son se­cured their maiden GT4 ti­tle in their sec­ond sea­son this year, tak­ing four wins. Their Pmw-backed Ginetta G55 will run a new liv­ery, cre­ated by V8 Su­per­cars de­signer Nick Moss.

They are the sec­ond pair­ing to sign up for the 2017 cam­paign, fol­low­ing Lanan Rac­ing’s Alex Reed and Joey Foster.

“Bri­tish GT was al­ways a three-year deal for us, so com­ing back to de­fend the ti­tle with num­ber 1 on the car will be very spe­cial,” said John­son. “As an all-am­a­teur pair­ing, Mike and I had a steep learn­ing curve, but we work to­gether and race to­gether and know each other’s driv­ing in­side-out, so there’s no rea­son we can’t go for a sec­ond crown.”

John­son added that he was happy to re­main in GT4 be­yond next sea­son, and hasn’t ruled out a car switch.

“GT4 makes sense as it’s a thriv­ing class and the costs are rea­son­able,” he added. “It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how the Porsche Cay­man Club­sport GT4 de­vel­ops next year, as we have an eye on one for 2017.”

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