Ollie Wilkinson is geared up to make his Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Cup debut this weekend, 7-9 May at Magny-Cours, as he continues his maiden season as a McLaren Factory Driver with Le Mans-winning team JOTA.
Joining fellow works driver Ben Barnicoat, the British pair will be gunning for a strong start to their Sprint Cup campaign aboard the sole McLaren 720S GT3 of the massively competitive 27-car field, which features no fewer than eight world-class manufacturers.
Although already a top-10 finisher in the Endurance Cup – arguably the world’s most competitive GT3 championship – Wilkinson will take on the series’ Sprint Cup format for the first time in France. The JOTA duo will race into the night for the one-hour sprint on Saturday evening, before tackling the second race on Sunday afternoon.
Wilkinson and Barnicoat will take the challenging night-and-day short-format schedule around the 4.4km circuit in their stride as they join what is set to be a fierce battle for the 2021 Sprint Cup title.
Fans can catch all the action across the weekend with live-stream TV coverage on both the series website and YouTube channel. Don’t forget to also follow Ollie’s social media streams for the latest trackside news across the weekend.
Sprint Cup, Magny-Cours – Provisional Schedule
Friday, May 7
14:35-15:55 Free Practice Live timing at gt-world-challenge-europe.com
21:55-23:15 Pre Qualifying Live timing at gt-world-challenge-europe.com