Century Motorsport are headed to Donington Park this weekend for the next round of the British GT Championship. The team have fond memories of British GT at the 2.487-mile GP circuit after claiming both the GT4 team and driver championship titles last year in the BMW M4 GT4s – the driver title going to Century’s current GT3 driver Jack Mitchell, who will be partnered with JM Littman this weekend. Another of Century’s current GT3 drivers, Ben Green, was just 1-point shy of claiming the 2018 British GT4 title from Mitchell.
Looking back to British GT’s Silverstone 500 just two weekends ago, bad luck prevented Century Motorsport from getting a result in their pair of BMW M6 GT3s, with car 9 being unable to start the race and car 3 developing a gearbox issue part way through the race, forcing the car into retirement. Both GT4 cars on the other hand, came away with more positive results, with car 43 finishing 4th in class (7th overall) and car 42 finishing 10th in class (15th overall).
In car 43, Angus Fender qualified in P2 in Saturday’s first qualifying session with his teammate Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke qualifying in P17, producing a combined race start position of P13. To then go on to finish with a P4 in class was a great achievement for the whole team.
In car 42, Jacob Mathiassen and Mark Kimber qualified in P12 and P14 respectively. This gave them a combined start position of P12. They were running at P4 overall prior to their final pit stop in the 3-hour race but ended up crossing the finish line 10th in class.
It is a shame that neither of Century’s GT3 cars got the results they deserved at the British GT Championship’s most prestigious round of the year.
In car 3, Pro-driver Green and Am-driver Dominic Paul, qualified in P11 and P4 respectively. This gave them a combined start position of P9. The car had reached the top 5 in the first quarter of the race but it wasn’t to make it to the end.
Am-driver Littman partnered Pro-driver Mitchell in car 9 at Silverstone due to Mitchell’s season-partner being left unable to race through injury. Littman qualified in P14 after jumping in the car for the first time and Mitchell qualified in P12. This gave the pair a combined start position of P12 but the car was unfortunately out of the race before it even got started.
Littman will be making a return to partner Mitchell once again in the #9 Century Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 at Donington Park this coming weekend, with the aim of getting some points in the bag for Mitchell and the team.
The championship’s first 2-hour race of the season will be shown live on SRO’s GT World YouTube channel, as well as on British GT’s social media platforms this Sunday 23rd June (Donington Park).
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