Competing in the British GT Championship with two BMW M4’s in the GT4 class and one in the GT3, as well as three cars in the Ginetta GT Academy, it was a busy Easter weekend for the Century Motorsport team. With a total of 15 race starts across the weekend, the Warwickshire based team collectively brought home 7 pieces of silverware along with the fastest lap of the weekend.
In his debut British GT race, 22 year old BMW M Motorsport works driver Daniel Harper posted the fastest lap of the weekend and two top six finishes along with his co-driver Darren Leung in GT3. After getting a taste for the championship coming P1 in the final race of the season in 2022, Leung took the leap from Ginetta GT4, to take part in his maiden season in British GT this year with Century.
Driving in the all new 2023 Gen II BMW M4 GT4 cars and also making their debut in the British GT Championship are Am drivers, Carl Cavers and Michael Johnston. With their pro pairings of Lewis Plato and Chris Salkeld, they both stepped on the podium in their first race, coming P2 and P3 respectively. Johnston and Salkeld then went on to impressively achieve another podium in the second race of the day.
In the Ginetta GT Academy all Century Motorsport drivers, 2022 Rookie Champion Ravi Ramyead, Ed Acres and Tom Shelley took home a trophy over the weekend. With some trying weather conditions which saw nearly all seasons, Acres came P2 in race one, Shelley coming P3 in the last race and Ramyead stepping on the top step in P1 for race two and three.
“It’s definitely a proud moment for myself and all the team” says Team Principal Nathan Freke, “The off season has been especially busy for us and the whole team have really gone the extra mile to make sure we arrived prepared for the first round.”
“It’s a great to be working with so many talented drivers and to have such a fantastic team by my side who all share the same passion and desire to win.”
The season continues next month on 6-7 May at Silverstone.