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Oliphant joins Century Motorsport in GT switch

Century Motorsport is delighted to announce that Formula Renault BARC star Tom Oliphant will make his GT debut at Rockingham for rounds 21 and 22 of the 2013 Ginetta GT Supercup.

Having progressed his career through karting before a move to Formula Renault BARC in 2012, Oliphant has recently had the urge to pursue the GT ranks with a view to progressing his career as a professional racing driver.

Speaking ahead of his debut at Rockingham, “I am very excited to team up with Century Motorsport in the G55 class,” Tom said. “They have shown great form over this season in both the GT Supercup and British GT4 classes. My focus will be to improve over the weekend and to place as high as possible in the two races.”

Tom will also be joining Century Motorsport in the Britcar Silverstone 1000km event at the end of September. His aim being to get a flavor of both sprint and endurance racing over the course of the two events as he evaluates his options for the 2014 season.

Tom adding, “with the experience from Rockingham, I’m hoping by the Silverstone 1000km event I can be close to the front running pace so the team can challenge for the class win.”

Speaking about his latest signing, Century Motorsport’s Team Principal Nathan Freke added, “I’m delighted to welcome Tom to our team for these two great events. Tom is another classic example of a driver who has identified that the growing GT market offers the best chance for young drivers to pursue a professional racing career. We are really looking forward to seeing him at the wheel of our Ginetta G55 supported by theplayer.co.uk.”