After a compelling season in 2023 that saw them finish as runners-up, Jack Brown and Optimum Motorsport are gearing up for another shot at glory in the British GT4 Championship, with a new addition to their roster – Zac Meakin.

Brown, who narrowly missed out on the title last year despite a strong campaign, is eager to make amends alongside his new teammate. Despite securing the Silver class title, Brown and his former co-driver Charles Clark were left disappointed after relinquishing their lead in the overall standings late in the season.

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Now, with Meakin onboard, Brown is optimistic about their prospects for the upcoming season. Meakin, just 17 years old, brings youthful energy and talent to the team, having showcased impressive performances in the GT4 Winter Series and demonstrated potential behind the wheel of the McLaren Artura.

Reflecting on the challenges of the previous season, Brown acknowledged the setbacks but expressed confidence in their ability to bounce back. 

“I’m delighted to be back on the grid with Optimum Motorsport,” said Brown. “To win the Silver title last season was great, but it did feel like we let the overall title slip away from us. This season we will be looking to put that right and give it everything we have to try and secure the overall championship.

“I have a very fast teammate in Zac and with Optimum giving us such a strong car I think we have all the ingredients needed to give it a good go. To continue my relationship with Xpel both on and off track is a real boost in what promises to be a very exciting season. Xpel set incredibly high standards with everything they do and I will do all I can to repay their faith in me.”

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Meakin, thrilled about the opportunity to join Optimum Motorsport, is determined to contribute to the team’s success.

“I’m very excited to join Optimum this year, the team had a good season last year and I’m hoping that Jack and I can replicate that or better it,” he said. “I’m happy that it’s in a McLaren again as I’m familiar with how the car acts and for the continued support from McLaren too.

“I’m hoping to achieve an overall championship win this season with Optimum in British GT and will give it my all to achieve this goal with Jack!”

With the season set to kick off at Oulton Park on March 30 and April 1 following Media Day on March 12, anticipation is building for what promises to be a fiercely competitive campaign in the British GT4 Championship.


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