OCC LASIK Racing with Newbridge Motorsport will return to the CREVENTIC 24H Series this weekend (2-4 September) for the HANKOOK 24H Barcelona at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. 

OCC Racing’s Dr. Fareed Ali and TCR International race winner Kevin Gleason will be joined in the team’s freshly liveried Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport by  British sportscar racer Leyton Clarke and gentleman driver Simon Atkinson as part of its four-driver line-up. 

The Spanish round of the 24H Series, held at the Catalunya circuit will be the sixth race of the CREVENTIC-run championship. It will feature a wide variety of machinery in multiple classes, ranging from GT3 and GT4 models to touring cars and 24-hour race specials, and an expanded nine-car SP3 entry will only heighten the stakes and challenge for the fledgling OCC Racing outfit. 

Dr. Fareed Ali said: “Although I feel a bit more familiar with the logistics of the 24H Series, this weekend will still offer many new experiences for me. It will be my first time driving the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and, having done some sim sessions and watched a lot of on-board video, it looks like a challenging and fun track.

“We have made some modifications to the car setup, which we all hope will improve our competitiveness. Of course, we have our beautiful new OCC LASIK livery, which I am sure will attract a lot of attention. There are nine very competitive cars in our class so we are certainly tempering our overall expectations, but we are looking forward to an enjoyable race and hoping to gain valuable experience for the drivers and the team.”

Gleason added: “I am really glad to be joining Fareed (Ali) and Newbridge Motorsport again in Barcelona. The circuit looks very enjoyable to drive and I’m just hoping we can build on everything we learned at Paul Ricard. There were a lot of firsts for us all in France so if we can improve on a few things and finish the race I will be very satisfied.”

Englishman Clarke said: “I’m really looking forward to taking on the 24H Barcelona with Newbridge Motorsport and my teammates. Just like all endurance races, this one is going to be extremely tough, but I think we have a really solid car with the Porsche. The key to getting a good result is staying on track as much as possible and not in the pits! I think that’s where we could have the edge with our car.”

The HANKOOK 24H Barcelona will start on Saturday 3rd September at noon and can be followed through www.24hseries.com/live and the 24H SeriesYoutube channel on HD with Radiolemans.com commentary.

Motors TV will be broadcasting live on Saturday (3 Sep) from 11:30 to 20:15 hrs and from 2:45 to 12:30 on Sunday (4 September). Regular updates will be posted on the @OCCRacing and @NewbridgeMS Twitter channels, the official OCC LASIK Racing and Newbridge Motorsport Facebook pages and Instagram under the hastag #24HSERIES.