Century Motorsport

Century ready to take on the Dubai 24H challenge with exciting driver line up

In just 25 days time, Century will be lining up on the grid once again, ready to race in the Hankook Dubai 24H race, with two BMW M4 GT4’s; one of them being the straight off the production line 2022 M4. Century Motorsport have a successful history in the Dubai 24H Series, having won their class in 2016 and stepping on the podium four out of the six times they have competed there.

Nathan Freke, Brett Strom and Daren Jorgensen
Jeroen Bleekemolen

World renowned endurance Dutch driver Jeroen Bleekemolen will be joining Daren Jorgensen, Brett Strom and Nathan Freke in the RHC Jorgensen Strom by Century team. Having not only competed in, but winning or getting on the podium in the 24 Hour Series, 24h Nurburgring, 12H Sebring, 24H Le Mans and American Le Mans numerous times, the driver is no stranger to endurance racing. American duo and team owners, Jorgensen and Strom have been working and racing together since 2018, winning multiple endurance titles and breaking records between the two of them around the globe. And of course multiple championship winner, Team Principal Nathan Freke needs no introduction. He will be joining fellow teammates with the aim of reclaiming their title of Dubai 24H GT4 champions this year!

Century’s brand new BMW M4 GT4 will be partaking in not only its maiden endurance race, but also its very first race ever. As soon as it was delivered, it was glammed up with new livery, turned around and straight back out to get shipped to Dubai in time.

Driving in the new BMW M4 will be Porsche Sprint Challenge AM Champion Carl Cavers, Porsche Carrera Cup Pro driver Lewis Plato, British GT driver Chris Salkeld and GTA driver Michael Johnston, making up the four man endurance team.

Carl Cavers
Lewis Plato
Chris Salkeld and Michael Johnston

Gaming founder Cavers, turned his sights to motorsport just 2 years ago and has had an incredibly successful career with Porsche so far; winning the AM Porsche Sprint Challenge in October 22. Plato needs no introduction in the Porsche world, where he has been highly credited for his achievements over the years, as well as in the BRDC. The pair have teamed up together in several races over the past couple of years, including the British Endurance Championship and GT Cup, and are now looking forward to bringing their success to Dubai. 

Salkeld has been racing with Century since 2021 in the BMW M4 GT4 “Harriott’s Chariot”, after winning the Ginetta G40 Cup and second place in the Ginetta SuperCup. For the past year he has been coaching new driver, Michael Johnston whilst in his maiden year of the GT Academy with Century Motorsport. This will be a massive step up for Johnston moving from the GTA to the 24 Hour in a brand new M4 GT4, and Salkeld and Johnston are ready to take on the challenge!