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Butel ends British GT Season at Donington Park

After an impressive showing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series, Jack Butel returned to British GT action for the season finale at Donington Park. After a torrid season, the Jerseyman was keen to make amends, as he drove for a solid result to end the year on a high. After a strong showing in Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2, Butel and Irish teammate Connor O’Brien looked to put ...

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Final British GT round at Donington Park awaits Butel

Aston Martin Racing Academy driver Jack Butel is hoping to end the 2019 British GT campaign on a high at the final round at Donington Park this weekend. The 23-year-old, who is competing with Optimum Motorsport in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4, comes into the season finale fresh off the back of an impressive performance in the Super Trofeo Europe Series. Butel joined Arline Technology Racing in ...

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Strong performance from Butel at Nurburgring

Jack Butel further demonstrated his motor racing potential with his debut in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Butel entered the series at the 5th round stage, with improving lap times during practice setting up strong performances during Saturday and Sunday’s races. “I am personally delighted with how the weekend went. Driving with Artline Racing and David Fairbrother has been great fun and wi...

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Butel qualifies 2nd in class and 11th overall in Lamborghini Super Trofeo

Jack Butel qualified 2nd in class (PRO AM) and 11th overall in Round 5 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series Making his debut in a Lamborghini, which will also be his first visit to the Nürburgring, Jack is excited for the race with Artline Racing, driving with David Fairbrother. "I was happy with my qualification and each time I'm getting behind the wheel, I feel that I am getting faster....

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New Lamborghini challenge for Butel

Jack Butel will be teaming up with co-driver David Fairbrother and Artline Technology to race Round 5 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. The iconic Nuerburgring will host the meeting on the weekend of 30 August to 1 September 2019. For Butel this will be an exciting opportunity to get behind the wheel and race a Lamborghini. “I am very excited about the chance to drive with David and A...

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Challenging Brands Hatch GP layout awaits Jack Butel

Aston Martin Racing Academy driver Jack Butel is prepared for the unique test of the Brands Hatch GP Circuit this weekend at the penultimate round of the British GT season. The 23-year-old, who is competing with Optimum Motorsport in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4, has raced on the iconic UK layout before in other categories and knows the challenges that await. "I raced it in British Formula 4 an...

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Further British GT heartache for Butel

A difficult Donington weekend was put well behind Jerseyman Jack Butel in the British GT championship last time out, the Optimum Motorsport driver set his sights on a positive result at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium (20/21 July). Fighting in the heart of the action once again, the Channel Islander was on for a good result before a serious engine misfire at the end of his stint put an end to the two...

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Spa beckons for Butel at the 5th round of the British GT4 Championship

The 5th round of the British GT Championship jumps overseas, to Belgium, for its annual race round at the iconic Spa Francorchamps. Jack is excited about returning to Spa, a track of which he has some fond memories. 2 years ago he finished on the podium during his spell in the Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup, but this will be his first time on the circuit in a GT car. “I’ve never been in a ...

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6th place finish in class for Butel at the British GT4

Jack Butel and his driver partner, Connor O'Brien earnt a respectful 6th in Class in the British GT Silverstone 500. Jack took the wheel for the start of the race in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4S. Starting from P10 after qualifying Jack in the first few laps managed to 2 places to 8th overall in class. The three hour race makes the British GT at Silverstone a great race for fans. One thing ...

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‘Team player’ Jack Butel improving, says Optimum boss

Author: Autosport.com First Published: 21 June 2019 Aston Martin Racing Academy driver Jack Butel has become a vital team player and continues to improve during his maiden season of British GT, according to Optimum Motorsport team principal Shaun Goff. Butel has joined Optimum for this season's British GT campaign, racing one of the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4s alongside team-mate Connor O...

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Butel Hampered by Speed Deficit at Snetterton

Author: Nick Smith First published 22 May 2019: The Checkered Flag.com A weekend of challenges greeted Jack Butel and his Optimum Motorsport team mate Connor O’Brien when the 2019 British GT Championship arrived at Snetterton’s 300 circuit in Norfolk. The duo who share the #35 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 found straight line speed to be an issue on the big straights of one of the longest c...

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Solid start for Butel in British GT

Jerseyman Jack Butel got his 2019 British GT season underway at Oulton Park over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. With Irish teammate Connor O’Brien – the pair in their Aston Martin GT4 claimed two sixth-place finishes in class and leave the Cheshire venue tenth in the GT4 standings. The young Optimum Racing duo were working together for the first time and were eager to complete both one-ho...

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