Bird, 17, had a successful season racing with Century in 2017, winning the season opener at Oulton Park and achieving pole position at the final round at Donington, netting a second and third that weekend. Ending the season fourth in the championship was an impressive achievement for his rookie season.
Century are entering their third year in the championship with the sole aim to take the title and with it being Bird’s second year, it’s a very realistic goal.
Bird speaking of the upcoming season:
“I am looking forward to this season and after the results I produced at the final round of last year I believe the championship is within reach for 2018. After winning Dubai in the A2 class at the beginning of this year I feel like I am ready!”
Nathan Freke, Owner of Century Motorsport, is pleased that Bird has re-signed with the team:
“It’s great to be working with Max again in 2018. We shared a lot of success in 2017 and the package we have for 2018 is a very strong one. Our aim is to win the championship and we believe that Max has the ability to do this.
The GT5 championship is an important one to us, as we want to offer a ladder system through Century Motorsport progressing into either Ginetta Supercup or our GT programme, and GT5 is the start of it all.
There is a lot of promising talent on the grid so it’s an exciting time for the future of British Motorsport. We are all looking forward to the season ahead with Max.”