Having announced their return to the revitalised Britcar Endurance Series in recent weeks with Ruben Anakhasyan and Ollie Hancock joining forces, Century Motorsport are pleased announce a second entry for the 2016 season, cementing their support of this popular championship.
Century Motorsport stalwart Stephen Fresle made the jump from being a trackday regular in 2015 to competing in his full championship season in GT Cup. Despite a season of highs and lows, Fresle’s best results came in Rockingham and Donington, with victories at both circuits. Looking to build on those results and the experience he gained at his most recent event, the Dubai 24 Hours where he finished second in class SP3, Stephen will be hoping to make a popular return to the podium this season.
Joining Stephen for 2016 will be a brand new member of the Century team. Jacob Mathiassen makes his first competitive appearance on British shores, making the move from the Citroën DS3 cup in his home country Denmark. The impressive 22 year old is keen to make a name for himself within the sportscar scene, and has identified Britcar as the next logical step in his career. Having started his year at the Dubai 24 Hours in Class A2, Jacob looks likely to be a strong challenger this season.
Stephen Fresle – Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4:
“It’s great fun racing with friends at Century Motorsport, we have a great team spirit, everyone helps each other and we all have a laugh, and we all want to win. The new Britcar team appear to have resurrected this great championship by giving the drivers what it says on the tin and what we want to race – endurance, just look at the cars returning and the new teams on the grid, it speaks volumes for the new team at Britcar. Jacob is another great young driver with 24 hour experience, I have been lucky enough to have been teamed up with and been coached by some great young Century drivers including, Zoë Wenham, Tom Oliphant, and Nathan Freke and I’m looking forward to learning more from another great young driver.”
Jacob Mathiassen – Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4:
“I am looking forward to racing in the UK and especially to race on the legendary circuits! The main reasons why I choose Britcar was to get international GT experience and to participate in a long distance race. I am really looking forward to starting this new adventure and I think the Britcar concept is really good. I am really pleased with the opportunity Century Motorsport has given me. It is a very professional team with a good history and reputation, and I am sure it is the right place for me to develop myself. I am also looking forward to racing with Stephen Fresle. He has a lot of experience in the Ginetta and I am sure that he can teach me a lot. I think that we are going to have a great partnership.”
Nathan Freke – Team Principal, Century Motorsport:
“I am delighted to expand our Britcar team up to two cars for 2016. Stephen is certainly a major part of the Century family now, and I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to help him develop over the last couple of years to progress up the ranks naturally. His result in Dubai was very impressive, and with that experience and success under his belt, it should allow him to have a very strong 2016 season. Jacob is another rising star from Denmark who we are excited to have in the team. He’s had some good results in Denmark and in Dubai earlier this year, so Britcar it the ideal championship for him to learn about racing in the UK in the Ginetta.”