Century Motorsport are set to position themselves firmly within the VLN history books as they give the Ginetta G55 its debut appearance at the final round of the 2014 VLN series around the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Swapping the laptop for his driving gloves, Team Principal Nathan Freke makes a welcome return behind the wheel this weekend having had a busy season as a Race Engineer for the team’s #43 British GT4 entry while also overseeing the running of this years Ginetta GT4 Supercup effort supporting the British Touring Car Championship. No stranger to the Nordschleife, Freke should be very comfortable taking part in the four hour race having competed at the daunting 24 hour version of the event in 2012, finishing on the podium along side returning team mate, Colin White.
White, who has been racing in British GT3 for the most part of the 2014 season will be looking to end his season on a positive note having suffered a run of poor luck in his GT3 specification Ginetta G55. Indeed White is also very familiar with the unique characteristics of the German circuit having raced here many times over the past number of years.
Nathan Freke – #176 Ginetta G55:
“I’ve been looking forward to doing this event for quite a while now as I’ve had a pretty busy season running the team, so now it’s nice for me to get back behind the wheel. The Nordschleife is an amazing circuit; a real challenge of man and machine and to hook a lap together takes quite a bit of effort. I always love coming here and this weekend is no different. It’s great to have Colin with us also. Colin and I raced here before in the 24 hour race finishing on the podium, so hopefully in this shorter four hour race we can return to the podium again!”
The race gets underway at 12:00 GMT+1 tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 25th October 2014 and finishes at 16:00 GMT+1.