29-year-old Chris Salkeld has switched teams and will now be competing in the final two rounds of the 2020 Ginetta GT4 SuperCup with Ginetta stalwarts Century Motorsport.
Salkeld has achieved some great successes over the past three years. He was crowned 2019 G40 Cup Champion in only his second year of competitive motorsport, with five wins, five pole positions, seven fastest laps and 13 podiums.
Salkeld is now currently sat in second place in the Pro-Am Class in the Ginetta SuperCup championship, just 29 points behind Colin White. In 2019, Century Motorsport driver Nathan Heathcote became the Am-Class Champion after a full season of exceptionally close battles with White.
Century Motorsport are hoping to help Salkeld to become the first Pro-Am Champion, after Ginetta added the brand new mid-level class to the championship this year.
Salkeld’s first outing with the team will be this coming weekend at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit. Qualifying and race 1 is on Saturday. Races 2 and 3 are on Sunday, with the latter being shown live on ITV4 at 13:47.
“I’m delighted to have signed with Century. I’ve been blown away already by their professionalism and level of detail they go into and we haven’t even had a race weekend together yet. After meeting Nathan earlier in the year, I was struck by the ambition, the motivation and the winning spirits that flows through not only Nathan but through the whole team. I have every confidence I’ll be able to fight for both Class wins and overall podiums with their help and expertise within the Ginetta brand. Bring on Snetterton!“
Nathan Freke, Team Owner:
“It was an unexpected, but welcome surprise to have Chris joining the team for the last 2 rounds of the Championship. He is in the title hunt for Pro-Am and we hope to help him take the title fight to the wire and come out victorious. We’ve got a really great dynamic in the team right now and I’m sure Chris will feel at home very quickly and fit in well.”