Gus Burton makes the step up to British GT after an incredible debut in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup championship this year with Century Motorsport. Burton will be behind the wheel of Century’s BMW M4 GT4 complete with a new upgrade for the 2021 season.
The Essex racer made his mark in this year’s Ginetta GT4 SuperCup championship. Despite racing against more experienced drivers, Burton finished the season with 16 podiums out of 17 completed races – five of which were wins – and he was crowned overall Vice Champion.
The BMW M4 GT4 will be a force to be reckoned with in 2021, as the BMW Motorsport built car will have a new EVO upgrade. Burton and his co-driver will be fiercely competing for the British GT4 title, which Century Motorsport lifted in 2018 in their first year with the BMWs. Burton’s co-driver is yet to be confirmed. Team Owner, Nathan Freke, is currently in discussion with several drivers and the seat is still open until the right driver is found to partner Burton in the UK’s premier GT race series.
The 2021 British GT championship kicks off on Easter weekend at Oulton Park. Contact Nathan on 01295770115 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss any opportunities.
“I’m delighted to be continuing into British GT with Gus. He has been a joy to work with in the Ginetta Supercup and was unlucky to miss out on the title. His raw talent is amongst the best I’ve seen and we are relishing the opportunity to put a championship contending package beneath him. The car is getting an EVO upgrade for 2021 with some very exciting additions and will be a force to be reckoned with.
We are working closer now with BMW than ever before and our vision is to be able to offer a pathway for our drivers to further their career into the factory driver domain. I firmly believe that there is no better time than right now to seize these opportunities.”
“I’m very excited to be continuing my journey with Century Motorsport for 2021 and the next chapter in my career. I’m very grateful to continue with a team that has provided me with the foundations to succeed and has helped me to pursue my personal goals in 2020. I’m eager to find out where my future leads with Century Motorsport and BMW. I’d love to get involved with BMW’s Junior Programme for 2022.”
Photo credit 1: Photo of Gus at the top of this page – Jakob Ebrey Photography
Photo credit 2: Photo of Gus testing the BMW M4 GT4 at Silverstone – M3 Media