Front running Ginetta GT Supercup team Century Motorsport have become the first team to announce their maiden signings for the 2014 season. Single seater graduate Tom Oliphant and recent qualifying pace setter Jamie Orton will partner up for a full Ginetta GT Supercup campaign in the G55 class.
Oliphant, who joined Century for the Rockingham and Silverstone rounds of the Ginetta GT Supercup this season in the teams theplayer.co.uk supported G55, has proven to be highly competitive in the series despite the significant change in machinery. Luck hasn’t gone his way in some of the races, but over the course of both weekends, Tom has shown that he certainly has the pace to be a title contender next season.
Having made the move to Century Motorsport from Snetterton onwards, Jamie Orton has since become a regular qualifying pace setter. Securing a season best result of fourth in race one at Silverstone, Orton has his target firmly set on finishing inside the top three before the season’s end.
Speaking about the announcement, a delighted Team Principal Nathan Freke added, “I’m thrilled that before we’ve even finished 2013, we’ve got our first two drivers signed for 2014 already. As a team this gives us a huge confidence boost and having had the chance to run Tom twice already this year, provides us with a good indication where his strengths and weaknesses are as we plan our winter testing programme. Jamie’s qualifying pace has been really good and he’s improving all the time. He hasn’t been rewarded with the results he deserves in the races but I think we can be on the podium in Brands. We’re all really looking forward to what the future has in store!”