Earlier in May, Century Motorsport made the trip to Norfolk’s Snetterton Circuit for rounds 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the GT Cup Championship – this time competing in a Ginetta G55 with GT Cup regulars from 2018 – David Holloway and teammate Piers Johnson.
Holloway hasn’t had any track action since the end of last year so he was eager to get back out with the support from Century Motorsport, spending the day Friday getting in some valuable testing at the 3-mile long track.
The qualifying session took place just before lunchtime on Saturday and Holloway completed seven laps, his quickest being 2m12.949s. This lap time secured Century Motorsport a P5 in the GTH class.
Holloway competed alone in the first GT Cup race of the weekend – a 25-minute sprint race. His teammate Johnson was to partner him for the weekend’s two pit-stop endurance races. After just 3 laps of the first race, a red flag was to stop the action. By this point, Holloway had found third position. 20-minutes later, the race was restarted and after putting in some great laps and defending his position, Holloway crossed the line in third place.
Later that afternoon, the second race got underway. Holloway was first in the seat, getting off to a good start before dropping two places. After 12 laps, Holloway dived into the pits to hand the car over to Johnson. Johnson put in some good lap times, his fastest being the final lap of the race however this wasn’t enough to close the gap between him and the car in front – settling with a fifth place finish.
Sunday morning, Holloway posted the fourth quickest GTH time in the second GT Cup qualifying session of the weekend with a speedy time of 2m00.510s, just less than half a second from the GTH pole time.
Similar to Saturday, the first race of the day was a 25-minute sprint race.
After what looked like a great start to the race, Holloway was handed a drive –through penalty for ‘jumping the start’. This lead to him falling behind and once he returned to the race, he was unable to catch up. He crossed the finish line in fifth place.
In the final race of the weekend later that day, Holloway handed the Ginetta G55 over to Johnson at the halfway point and Johnson brought the car home in third place, securing the second trophy of the weekend for Century Motorsport.
Holloway hopes to enter some more GT Cup rounds later in the year – rounds will be confirmed once decided.
Nathan Freke, Owner of Century Motorsport:
“After not driving for so long, David jumped straight back in and was on the money straight away. Unfortunately, the Ginetta is hamstrung in straight-line speed compared to the newer generation GT4 cars, making competing against them quite tricky.
To come away with a couple of podiums after the weekend is very satisfying and we are looking forward to doing more with David throughout the year.”