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Inception Confirms McLaren 720S GT3 for Gold Cup

Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy, Frederik Schandorff confirmed as drivers for Endurance Cup effort…

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Inception Racing will return to Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup competition in the newly created Gold Cup, with Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy and Frederik Schandorff confirmed as drivers in the team’s McLaren 720S GT3.

The program in the five-round Endurance Cup comes in addition to its full season plans in the FIA World Endurance Championship and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, in GTE-Am and GTD, respectively.

The team, under the Optimum Motorsport banner, made its GTWC Europe debut in 2020 prior to a three-race program around the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa last year.

“Last year we showed good pace on several occasions, such as the Pro-Am pole at Monza, but unfortunately, we weren’t able to get the result we wanted, the while team has continued to work hard and we are looking forward to the taking on the new challenge in the newly created Gold Cup,” said team manager Bas Leinders.

“A good result in the 24 Hours of Spa will be vital in order to have any title hopes.

“Brendan has accumulated a lot of driving time throughout the past year and has made great progress which has been the corner stone to out success at the start of the year in Daytona and in the Asian Le Mans Series.

“I’m also excited to welcome Frederick to our line-up alongside Ollie, they all work really well together.”

All three drivers teamed together with Jordan Pepper for a fifth place class finish in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

While there are no clashing events with the WEC, both the Paul Ricard 1000km and season-ending round at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya fall on WeatherTech Championship weekends at Detroit and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, respectively.

No word has been given on which events will be prioritized.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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