Team Tegiwa duo – Luke Sedzikowski and Dave Whitmore, have taken a leap from Club Enduro to British GT. They will be joining the 2018 GT4 Champions, Century Motorsport, for two rounds of the 2020 campaign in a BMW M4 GT4.
Sedzikowski is co-owner and director of Tegiwa, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of aftermarket performance parts. Sedzikowski has successfully grown his business, enabling him to now live out his dream of competing in the British GT Championship, after several years of club-level racing (Civic Cup, M3 Cup, Club Enduro).
Stoke-on-Trent’s Sedzikowski started out racing in hovercrafts at the age of 11, where he clearly found his love for speed and competition, becoming British Junior Champion before finishing as runner up in the World Junior Championship.
Whitmore started out racing in sprint and hill climb in a Clio 172. He then raced an MX5 in Britcar and later entered the BMW Compact Cup and the M3 Cup. The Cheshire-based racer has also competed in numerous MX5, Civic and C1 endurance races. Most recently, Whitmore raced in an Aston Martin GT4 in the Gulf 12 Hours where he and his teammates finished fifth in class.
Sedzikowski and Whitmore first crossed paths in 2017 in the M3 Cup. In 2019, the pair decided to join forces for the 750MC Club Enduro campaign as ‘Team Tegiwa’ in a BMW M4. They finished the championship in third overall, securing two victories along the way.
The bronze driver pairing have some testing planned prior to the opening round at Oulton Park, where they will make their British GT debut with seasoned BMW M4 GT4 racers, Century Motorsport. Sedzikowski and Whitmore will also be joining the Fenny Compton based team at the Donington Park round in September.
The British GT championship finally gets underway in just a few weeks time (1st – 2nd August). Century Motorsport still have one car available for a full season so please get in touch with Nathan Freke on +447947883103 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss.
Nathan Freke, Team Owner:
“It’s great to welcome Luke and Dave to the team. We have been speaking a long time and it’s nice to be able to work this deal out.
We’ve had great success with the M4 and can offer them the best chance of success with their car. It’ll be a good step forward for them both in terms of competition, but I’ve no doubt they will enjoy it and hopefully look to do more rounds of the championship.”
“I’m absolutely delighted to be making the step up from club level racing into one of the UK’s most recognised championships, British GT. Teaming up with the 2018 GT4 champions, Century Motorsport, is an exciting opportunity and that provides us with a lot of confidence to be challenging for decent positions. They clearly know their way around the M4 so it’ll be up to us to make sure we perform on the track. I’m thrilled to be sharing the car with Dave Whitmore again, as we’ve built up a fantastic partnership over the last season in our M4. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the M4 GT4 and see what we can do!”
“Words can’t describe how excited I am to be part of the one of the biggest motorsport championships in the UK. From my childhood memories of growing up on a council estate, dreaming that one day I might be able to own a Ford Fiesta to following motorsport with my Grandad on the TV – being a part of any type of motorsport really is special to me. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to contain my excitement in the following weeks as we look forward to competing in the opening round at Oulton Park. I couldn’t be happier to be sharing the car with Luke, we’ve done a lot of racing together and we provide each other with a good balance. I’m looking forward to sharing this opportunity with Nathan and his team at Century Motorsport. They’re a very experienced team who’ve achieved multiple accolades in the past, my aim is to make them all proud.”
Photo credit: Dave Varley – Tegiwa Media