Snetterton Supercup Grid Bolstered By Optimum Trio

by Simon Paice

Optimum Motorsport are entering three cars into the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Snetterton this weekend, their second appearance in the series this season.

The Wakefield-based outfit returned to the category at Oulton Park in June after four years away, and duly took an AM class victory with British GT regular Ade Barwick, who returns to the driving seat this weekend.

He will be joined in the Optimum awning by fellow AM class competior Will Moore and Pro entrant Flick Haigh, the latter making her debut in the series as only the second ever female entrant in the championship.

Moore will make his second Supercup appearance, his debut having come at Silverstone last season with Academy Motorsport – with whom he currently competes in the GT4 class of the British GT Championship alongside former Ginetta racer Dennis Strandberg.

Former Caterham Graduates champion Haigh meanwhile has competed in a Ginetta G55 with Optimum this season in the GT Cup opener and Mugello 12 Hours, and is making her Supercup bow as she continues her preparations for an entry into the Barcelona 24 Hours race next month.

“I’ve had three months out of the car so this will allow me to get some more racing in before Barcelona,” Haigh told Motorsport News. “Snetterton is one of my favourite circuits so it’s an opportunity not to be missed.”

Optimum’s three-car entry brings the expected grid up to seventeen cars for the weekend, however Tom Wrigley’s participation in the meeting is in doubt after a fire last weekend at his Owestry-based Rednal Karting business destroyed some of the site buildings, including one that housed his Ginetta G55 and all of his karting and car-racing trophies.

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