Optimum Motorsport will return to the top class of the British GT Championship with an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 next season driven by 2016 champion Jonny Adam and Flick Haigh.
The Aston Martin factory driver moves from TF Sport to race alongside Optimum regular Haigh in the team’s first GT3 appearance since entering an Audi R8 LMS in 2016.
“It’s great to be joining Optimum Motorsport,” said Adam. “It’s a new team for me and for Aston Martin Racing, so it’s fantastic that they have a new customer in Optimum Motorsport and in Flick.
“She’s done a lot of racing and her times are good, as is her consistency, so we’ll be pushing hard in what is a really important season ahead.”
Haigh finished second in class in the Gulf 12 Hours last year and competed with Joe Osborne in the Michelin Le Mans Cup racing Optimum’s Audi this season.
While several female drivers have taken part in the GT4 category in recent seasons, Haigh will be the first woman in the top class of the British GT Championship in ten years.