It was a rollercoaster of a weekend for Century Motorsport at the penultimate round of the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship. Despite some spots of bad luck, there was plenty for the Fenny Compton based team to celebrate, bringing home a total of six trophies. Three of the trophies were claimed in the final race of the weekend where Gus Burton and Jamie Falvey crossed the finish line in first and second place respectively, while newcomer to the team, Chris Salkeld, took third place in the Pro-Am Class.
Burton posted the second quickest lap time during Saturday’s qualifying session, while Falvey slotted in third, just behind Burton. Salkeld posted the third quickest Pro-Am Class time.
In the first race of the weekend, Burton started from second on the grid. A hectic first corner saw him retire after contact, which had damaged the suspension on the #57 car.
Falvey emerged from turn 1 in second place – he did an incredible job chasing race leader Will Burns whilst also receiving an enormous amount of pressure from Adam Smalley who was very close behind. Falvey held his position and confidently crossed the finish line in second place.
In the Pro-Am Class, Salkeld had a very slow getaway in the #11 carand a brief excursion off the track into turn 2. His determination to catch up with the other Pro-Am competitors saw him post the fastest Pro-Am lap of the race by more than half a second. Despite his efforts, he was unable to catch up and crossed the line in fourth.
Another potential podium finish was lost in race 2 – this time for Falvey. Clutch failure on the #92 car led to him having to retire from the race before completing a lap.
Burton impressed in the #57 car, storming right from the back of the grid in P7, all the way to a podium spot of P3, taking home a third place trophy and some all-important championship points.
In the Pro-Am Class, an impressive drive from Salkeld in very tricky conditions saw him take Pro-Am race victory in his very first weekend with Century Motorsport, strengthening his position in the Pro-Am championship standings.
The final race of the weekend is always an interesting one, as the random reverse grid mixes things up. The random number this time out was number 6, so the top 6 grid positions were reversed for the race start.
Burton started in P4 and by the second lap he had stormed ahead to second place. Several laps later, he confidently grabbed the lead and controlled the rest of the race, taking home a first place trophy, along with posting the fastest lap of the race.
Falvey had an incredible start, flying ahead from P7 right up to P4. Just 2 laps later, he claimed the third place spot. When Burton made the lead-taking move, Falvey also saw an opportunity to storm ahead, finding second place, where he went onto cross the line.
Salkeld started at the back of the Pro-Am grid in P5. He had a good start, initially making his way to P4. He later found third place and went on to take the third place Pro-Am trophy, making it two podium-finishes in his first weekend with the team.
Century Motorsport are looking forward to the final weekend of the 2020 Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup Championship at Brands Hatch Circuit, on 14th-15th November. Burton is still in with a slim chance of lifting the championship title, though not scoring any points for Saturday’s race has left him a little behind. He is currently sat in second place, boasting the most overall podium-finishes. Falvey is currently in fifth place. In the Pro-Am standings, Salkeld is sat in second place and is also still in with a chance of taking the Pro-Am Class title.