Ryan Ratcliffe 2017

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NEWS

BRITISH GT3 CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION : 9th

BRITISH GT4 CHAMPION 2013


Rick started the first race but sadly it was over before it began. Rick crashed out of the race on the fastest corner of the track, due to a puncture caused from contact on the previous lap. The car was a write off and it was game over, thankfully Rick escaped from the car without a mark on him!   CLICK FOR MORE


Zandvoort British GT Review

BRITISH GT

Zandvoort - 07/09/13


I scored my first ever pole position in British GT and was the only GT4 car to get in to the 1.33’s. We won the race leading from lights to flag. Thanks to this win, Rick and I have now increased our lead to 27.5 points. It is a fantastic feeling to be leading the championship and we are looking to extend it even more!   CLICK FOR MORE


Brands Hatch British GT Review

BRITISH GT

Brands Hatch - 11/08/13


This was a fantastic double victory for us considering the circumstances in the races. These results have really boosted our confidence and I am really looking forward to the next round of the Championship at Brands hatch where we will be looking to extend our championship lead and our winning streak!   CLICK FOR MORE


Snetterton British GT Review

BRITISH GT

Snetterton - 16/06/13


Finishing second overall we were still the leading GT4 car and the only British car on the Podium. It was a well-deserved class win for myself, Rick and the whole team. Thank you to the whole Optimum Motorsport Team and everyone involved, for all their hard work. This result has lifted everyone’s spirits after a frustrating start to the season.   CLICK FOR MORE

Silverstone British GT Review

BRITISH GT

Silverstone - 25/05/13


Rockingham wasn’t my best weekend, after not stepping foot in the car during the race. Silverstone looks like it’s going to be a blast! With 48 cars confirmed so far and 14 cars in the GT4 class the racing should be excellent. This weekend we are being joined by the European GT4 series.   CLICK FOR MORE

Silverstone British GT Preview

BRITISH GT

Silverstone - Preview


Two weeks after my 2013 season began at Oulton Park, I was off to Donington for the first round of the Britcar Endurance Series. I am competing for Fauldsport in their Ginetta G55 Cup car partnering Flick Haigh. A second place finish is a fantastic start to our Britcar season and I am looking forward to my next race.   CLICK FOR MORE

Donington Britcar Review

BRITCAR ENDURANCE

Donington - 13/04/13


After a long and frustrating weekend at Oulton Park it’s fair to say I am happy with the results. A second place finish in both races is a solid start to the season considering the circumstances. I am really looking forward to Rockingham, and confident that Rick and I are in a good position for a win.   CLICK FOR MORE

Oulton Park British GT Review

BRITISH GT

Oulton Park - 01/04/13


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888Optimum are a sister team to Optimum Motorsport who I currently drive for in the British GT. As I work so closely with 888Optimum we arranged to have a test in their BMW Z4 GT3.

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BMW Z4 GT3 TEST Review

BRITISH GT TEST

BMW Z4 GT3 Test - 26/09/13


GT4 Champion, the perfect way to end a challenging year. The fight for the GT4 title came down to the very last round at Donington. Five teams were in the hunt for the championship and I am pleased to say, myself and Rick came out on top.

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Donington British GT Review

BRITISH GT

Donington - 06/10/13


I am very proud and honoured to have been selected by Porsche as one of four finalists to take part in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship. The Prize on offer was 80,000 for two years, to put towards your budget in the Carrera Cup.

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Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship

PORSCHE CARRERA CUP GB

Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship - 21/10/13


I will be driving for Optimum Motorsport and we will be contesting the race in our championship winning Ginetta G50.  I will be partnering, 2009 European GT4 Champion Joe Osborne and 888Optimum GT3 Driver Lee Mowle.

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Yas Marina Gulf 12 HRS Preview

GULF 12 HOURS

Yas Marina - Preview 13/12/13


Last Friday I travelled to London for the SRO Night Of Champions 2013, where Rick and I collected our championship trophy. This was the night that it really hit me; that myself and Rick were British GT4 Champions.  Being awarded with my championship trophy was one of the best moments of my life.   CLICK FOR MORE


SRO Night Of Champions

SRO

Night Of Champions - 29/11/13


This year saw the running of the third annual Gulf 12 hours at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. The whole team worked extremely hard to achieve a good result for the Optimum Motorsport Team.   CLICK FOR MORE


Yas Marina Gulf 12 HRS Review

GULF 12 HOURS

Yas Marina - 13/12/13


BRDC RISING STAR

Ryan Ratcliffe - 10/02/14


Ryan Ratcliffe has been selected to be a BRDC Rising Star.

Aged 24 and under, the BRDC Rising Stars are very much the future of the Club, today. Scouted from trackside, the BRDC Rising Stars are in effect ‘Junior Members’ of the Club.

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BRDC Rising Star

Llanelli based racing driver, Ryan Ratcliffe, has today announced he will use 2014 to focus on a high intensity GT3 testing schedule with top BTCC and British GT race team Triple Eight Race Engineering.   CLICK FOR MORE


Triple Eight Test Driver

TEAM TRIPLE EIGHT

888 GT3 Hybrid Test/Race Driver - 12/02/14


The Triple Eight Race Engineering team dominated the Brands Hatch round of GT Cup this weekend (17/18 May) winning all three races courtesy of a meticulous showing by the BMW Z4 GT3 and a trio of strong performances by the talented new driver pairing of BRDC Rising Star Ryan Ratcliffe and former GT Cup Champion, Derek Johnston.  CLICK FOR MORE


Brands Hatch GT Cup 2014

GT CUP

Brands Hatch - 17-18/05/14


Silverstone was the setting for the third round of the British GT championship. It was a weekend of mixed results; practice and qualifying did not go to plan, however it ended with the sweet taste of champagne after the #41 car finished 2nd in the GT4 class, moving them closer to the top in their bid for the championship.   CLICK FOR MORE


Silverstone British GT 2014

BRITISH GT

Silverstone - 01/06/14


Triple Eight Driver Development (TEDD) racer, Ryan Ratcliffe will make his series GT3 debut alongside Lee Mowle in #88, with Joe Osborne moving to the #888 car to link-up with Derek Johnston.   CLICK FOR MORE


888 Shuffle

BRITISH GT

888 Shuffle the deck for the final British GT rounds - 22/08/14


Reigning British GT4 champion Ryan Ratcliffe drove a faultless race at Brands Hatch today, claiming his first GT3 points on his debut in the top class of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.   CLICK FOR MORE


Brands Hatch British GT 2014

BRITISH GT

Ryan Ratcliffe takes points finish on GT3 debut - 31/08/14


After a strong debut at Brands Hatch, Ryan had plenty more he wanted to prove before the 2014 season closed its doors. However, the exuberant 21-year-old was battling a brake issue that had limited his team-mate’s potential to rise up the order.   CLICK FOR MORE


Donington British GT 2014

BRITISH GT

Donington - 14/09/14


Triple Eight Race Engineering has announced it will make its debut in the Blancpain Sprint Series at the season ending ‘Baku World Challenge’ event in Azerbaijan.   CLICK FOR MORE


Baku Blancpain Sprint Series Preview

BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES

Baku - Preview 01-02/11/14


Ryan Ratcliffe and Joe Osborne had a successful debut weekend in the Blancpain Sprint Series at the final round of the 2014 season, the Baku World Challenge in Azerbaijan. The BMW duo secured second place in both 60-minute sprint races, despite receiving contact, which damaged the Triple Eight-prepared BMW Z4 GT3.   CLICK FOR MORE


Baku Blancpain Sprint Series

BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES

Baku - 01-02/11/14


The world-famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Milan is the destination for the new for 2015 Groundhog-liveried Triple Eight Racing BMW Z4 GT3, as the Blancpain Endurances Series gets underway this weekend (11-12 April) in Northern Italy.   CLICK FOR MORE


Monza Blancpain Endurance Preview

BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

Monza - Preview 11-12/04/15


Triple Eight Racing, takes on the first of two three-hour races at the home of British motor racing, Silverstone, over the next fortnight, with drivers Joe Osborne (GBR), Lee Mowle (GBR) and Ryan Ratcliffe (GBR) entered in the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Northamptonshire track.   CLICK FOR MORE


Silverstone Blancpain Endurance Preview

BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

Silverstone - Preview 23-24/05/15


Triple Eight Racing, took a ProAm class pole-position and secured a strong top-ten class finish today at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, held at an overcast Silverstone Circuit.   CLICK FOR MORE


Silverstone Blancpain Endurance

BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

Silverstone - 23-24/05/15


Triple Eight Racing, failed to finish the Total 24 Hours of Spa following a high-speed accident for Ryan Ratcliffe just past the five hour mark of the endurance epic. The Welshman escaped unharmed, but the damage to the #888 BMW Z4 GT3 was too severe, forcing the British squad to retire.   CLICK FOR MORE


Spa 24hr Blancpain Endurance

BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

Spa 24hr - 23-26/07/15


Rick Parfitt Junior and teammate Ryan Ratcliffe gave Team LNT their second top four finish in British GT last weekend, as the pairing stormed from thirteenth on the grid to within an inch of a podium, with Parfitt Jnr awarded the Blancpain Driver Of The Weekend. CLICK FOR MORE


Snetterton British GT 2015

BRITISH GT

Snetterton - 22-23/08/15


Two-time Hankook 24H Dubai SP3 class (GT4) winners and reigning SP3 class champions, Optimum Motorsport have today announced the line-up with which they will begin their maiden challenge for A6 class (GT3) honours at the Middle East race, which acts as a curtain raiser for the 2016 season.   CLICK FOR MORE


Dubai 24H Series - Preview

24H SERIES

Dubai 24 Hours - Preview 14-15/01/16


Optimum Motorsport showed great depth and quality by remaining composed and making brilliant strategic calls during its maiden multi-class assault on the HANKOOK Dubai 24 Hours and its first ever competitive outing with GT3-spec machinery.   CLICK FOR MORE


Dubai 24H Series - Review

24H SERIES

Dubai 24 Hours - 14-15/01/16


Optimum Motorsport is delighted to confirm that Ryan Ratcliffe and William Moore will lead the team into its maiden foray in the Pirelli British GT Championship’s headlining GT3 division with its new Audi R8 LMS.   CLICK FOR MORE


Optimum Motorsport Signs Ratcliffe

BRITISH GT

Optimum Motorsport Signs Ratcliffe - 03/03/16


Optimum Motorsport welcomes the return of Ryan Ratcliffe as the team aims to build on its impressive GT3 debut when the Creventic 24H Series powered by Hankook lands on European shores for the 12H Italy-Mugello (18-19 March).   CLICK FOR MORE


Mugello 24H Series - Preview

24H SERIES

Mugello 12 Hours - Preview 18-19/03/16


Optimum Motorsport was the class of the field in the 2016 Creventic 24H Series powered by Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello, but the team was left devastated when a maiden GT3 race win was cruelly snatched away in the final throes (18-19 March).   CLICK FOR MORE


Mugello 24H Series - Review

24H SERIES

Mugello 12 Hours - 18-19/03/16


The first round of the 2016 British GT Championship was “one to forget” for Optimum Motorsport’s GT3 racers, Ryan Ratcliffe and Will Moore.   CLICK FOR MORE


Brands Hatch British GT 2016

BRITISH GT

Brands Hatch - 16-17/04/16


Optimum Motorsport scored its first points in the Pirelli British GT Championship’s headlining GT3 division, as Ryan Ratcliffe and Will Moore raced to a sixth place finish at Rockingham Motor Speedway (30 April-1 May).   CLICK FOR MORE


Rockingham British GT 2016

BRITISH GT

Rockingham - 30/04-01/05/16


A tyre deflation heavily disrupted qualifying for the team’s GT3 pairing, Will Moore and Ryan Ratcliffe, but it was a slight mistake on Moore’s flying lap that ultimately resigned him to seventh on the race one grid.   CLICK FOR MORE


Oulton Park British GT 2016

BRITISH GT

Oulton Park - 28-30/05/16


Shrewd strategic decisions ensured Optimum Motorsport was in the fight for an outright podium finish until the final lap of the Pirelli British GT Championship Silverstone 500, but fifth place was embraced by all at the team at the end of a dramatic and enthralling three-hour race.   CLICK FOR MORE


Silverstone British GT 2016

BRITISH GT

Silverstone - 11-12/06/16


Will Moore and Ryan Ratcliffe had good pace on used tyres throughout testing and practice, boding well for the race proper, but there was a need to trust that fresh Pirelli tyres would afford sufficient grip for Spa's fastest sections, such as the ascent up Eau Rouge and the Blanchimont left-hander.   CLICK FOR MORE


Spa-Francorchamps British GT 2016

BRITISH GT

Spa-Francorchamps - 8-9/07/16


Optimum Motorsport’s push for a podium in the CREVENTIC 24H Series powered by HANKOOK 24H Paul Ricard was thwarted by mechanical issues during the hours of darkness on Sunday (16 July) morning.   CLICK FOR MORE


Circuit Paul Ricard 24H Series

24H SERIES

Circuit Paul Ricard - 15-17/07/16


Optimum Motorsport will bring together Joe Osborne, Flick Haigh and Ryan Ratcliffe for the season-ending Gulf 12 Hours at the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi (16-17 December).   CLICK FOR MORE


Yas Marina Gulf 12 HRS 2016 - Preview

GULF 12 HOURS

Yas Marina - Preview 16-17/12/16



Optimum Motorsport looked set to secure GT Pro Am class victory in the Gulf 12 Hours this evening (17 December, 2016) under the lights of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, only for a suspension issue to dash its hopes with just two hours remaining, forcing the team to settle with the runner-up position.   CLICK FOR MORE


Yas Marina Gulf 12 HRS 2016 - Review

GULF 12 HOURS

Yas Marina - 16-17/12/16


Optimum Motorsport underlined its considerable endurance racing pedigree in the season-opening Hankook Tyres 24 Hours of Dubai today (14 January, 2017). The British team was battling from the start, for outright victory with its Audi R8 LMS, eventually settling for fourth in a tough race, littered with Code 60 safety periods.   CLICK FOR MORE


Dubai 24H Series 2017

24H SERIES

Dubai 24 Hours - 13-14/01/17



AmDTuning.com has confirmed that Lee Mowle and Ryan Ratcliffe will team-up aboard its all-new Mercedes AMG GT3 for this year’s British GT Championship campaign.   CLICK FOR MORE


AmDTuning Mercedes AMG GT

BRITISH GT

Ratcliffe in AmDTuning British GT3 Mercedes AMG - 28/02/17



The AmDTuning.com with Cobra Exhausts team showed glimpses of its potential as the new British GT Championship campaign burst into life at Oulton Park.   CLICK FOR MORE


Oulton Park British GT 2017

BRITISH GT

Oulton Park - 15-17/04/17