Century Motorsport are pleased to announce an exciting new chapter to their ever-growing team. For the 2018 season, Century will be fielding two brand new BMW M4 GT4s in British GT Championship. This new venture comes after Nathan Freke (Team Principal) noticed the potential of the M4s on track over the last year since their much anticipated arrival and Century are hoping to emulate their proven success.
The first driver pairing has been confirmed, with the second being announced imminently. Looking to be a very strong pairing, Ben Green and Ben Tuck, aged 19 and 20 respectively, make up the first duo. Both Green and Tuck, who are no strangers to success, raced with Century in 2017 and they are keen to return as a partnership.
Ben Green speaks about his return to Century, with a very positive mindset:
“I’m very excited to be signing up with Century Motorsport for my second years racing with the team. We had a lot of success in 2017 and I’m looking forward to carrying this on into 2018.
I cannot wait to start racing the new BMW M4 GT4 in British GT as I feel the car has a lot of pace and will be quick in the growing GT4 class. It is sure to be a competitive year but I feel with mine and Ben’s ability and a great car underneath us we will be fighting for the top positions.”
Ben Tuck only got his race licence three and a half years ago and is looking forward to what 2018 will bring:
“I can’t wait to get the season started! I’ve raced with Century before at Donington in 2017 so I know the team well, and I’ve known Ben for a few years through college and through working with him, so the relationships are already there. This is the biggest year for me so far in terms of championship and exposure.
In terms of driving the BMW, I’m extremely excited to see what the car can do. I’ve heard great things so far from people that have managed to test it already so I’m expecting good things from it.
Ben is a really great driver, especially coming into this year off the back of an amazing run in the GT4 Supercup last year so I think we’re going to make a great pairing.”
Century are looking forward to working closely with BMW Motorsport throughout the 2018 season and beyond. The team are taking delivery of the two cars mid February and they have an extensive testing program planned to get the car up to speed. With two strong driver pairings, Century expect to turn up at the first round on 31st March fully prepared and ready to mount a championship attack.
BMW Motorsport Director, Jens Marquardt says:
“It‘s great seeing BMW race cars on the British GT Championship grid again. Century Motorsport are passionate racers with high ambitions. I’m sure that the BMW M4 GT4s will be in good hands.”
Century Team Principal, Nathan Freke speaks of the team’s new venture:
“2018 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for us. To bring BMW back to the British GT championship with 2 M4 GT4’s is a fantastic opportunity for us, and one that we are relishing. We have one extremely strong driver pairing confirmed, and the second pairing looks to be just as exciting.
The BMW is a well-tested and developed car and we expect to be extremely competitive with it. We have the full support of BMW Motorsport and we hope that this is the start of a successful relationship.
To continue with Ben Green is fantastic. He was super fast last year, winning 7 races with us and he knows the team well. We worked with Ben Tuck at the last round of British GT last year. He really impressed the team with his approach and his speed. They [Green and Tuck] both know each other already and they are both extremely focussed individuals so pairing them together made perfect sense.
The whole team is excited for this new chapter and we can’t wait to get the season under way.”