Connor O’Brien has jumped into the 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship with two victories in the opening races in GT4. At Oulton Park the TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driver with partner Patrick Kibble took the win in race one, then went on to repeat the feat at Donington Park.
DONINGTON PARK 1: ENTRY LIST | RACE DAY FORMAT EXPLAINED | LIVE STREAM | QUALIFYING REPORT | RACE 1 REPORT | RACE 2 REPORT | INTERVIEW SCOTT MALVERN | INTERVIEW CONNOR O’BRIEN | RESULTS | GALLERY | PODCAST
However, as the Irishman reveals in our upcoming podcast, that he did have an opportunity to step up to GT3 but opted to stay in GT4.
“For my second year I was offered a drive in GT3 so I explored the option but in the end I felt I wasn’t quite there yet, I didn’t want to walk before I could run.
“This year has already taught me some great things about racing and without that stepping stone of GT4, I wouldn’t be able to progress up the ladder for next year.
“It’s taught me some really vital things: how to lead a race, how to pull away in a race, how to get pole and how to get everything hooked together so I don’t want to move to GT3 and get forgotten because it’s such a competitive field. You’re up against some really quick guys and as much as I’d love to have gone with the option, I think I would have been a bit lost and I wouldn’t have been noticed and I wouldn’t want to do that.
“I think after this year we have another great year and we achieve our end goal, I definitely think that next year it would be nice to step up.”
To hear more from Connor, listen to our latest podcast and find out about how his season is working out so far for the GT4 race winner.