The Chichester driver caught the attention of many during his debut season in cars in 2016, racing in the Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship, netting four Rookie podiums, two fastest laps and a best overall finish of fourth.
Having enjoyed a number of successful seasons in British Karting, the multiple Kart race winner now hopes to carry his experience of the Ginetta G40 into 2017 and mount a solid assault at the overall championship title, with podiums being his initial target.
The return to the Ginetta GT5 Challenge is an important one for Century Motorsport, who are looking to create a secure pathway for emerging talent to move naturally through each series and eventually into Prototypes with the Ginetta G57-P2.
Max Bird – #44 Century Motorsport Ginetta G40:
“I am very excited to be joining Century Motorsport for 2017, they’re a professional team who I feel will provide me with the car, knowledge and experience to win. I am expecting it to be a very difficult year with tough competition and some new tracks to learn. I am going to push myself to achieve the best finishes possible. To start with I will be setting my sights on podiums and if I achieve that then I will be gunning for the title, which I expect to be a significant challenge but I do think I am capable of it, with my experience of the car and the tracks but also the help of a great team and my very supportive parents!”
Nathan Freke – Team Principal, Century Motorsport:
“Young up and coming drivers are a key ingredient in our business and Max is a very welcome addition to our team. We’ve had good success in the GT5 Challenge in the past with Fredrik Mortensen and Osamu Kawashima, so I have no doubt we will be right back up there again this year with Max who was an impressive Rookie in last years Ginetta Junior Championship.”