Fenny Compton-based Century Motorsport has announced that it is to campaign a second BMW M6 GT3 in the 2019 British GT Championship, to be driven by the Pro-Am line-up of Dominic Paul and Ben Green.
Since announcing its first entry in the senior category at the end of 2018, with the driver line-up of Adrian Willmott and Jack Mitchell, the team has been working to bring a pair of BMW M6 GT3s to the domestic championship.
Ben Green, who finished runner-up in the 2018 British GT GT4 Drivers Championship, driving the team’s #5 BMW M4 GT4 alongside teammate Ben Tuck, is delighted at the opportunity to move into the GT3 class for the forthcoming season.
“I’m really excited to get started this year racing again with Century Motorsport in British GT,” said Ben Green. “It’s great to be stepping up to the GT3 category and racing in the BMW M6 GT3. The M6 has been very successful in Europe since its release and it’s a great feeling to be introducing the BMW brand to the British GT3 category, especially after our success last season racing the M4 GT4 in British GT.”
Dominic Paul has experience driving with Century Motorsport, having contested the 2019 24H DUBAI in the BMW M4 GT4 with Ben Green, finishing fourth in class.
“I am hugely excited to be racing in British GT in a BMW M6 GT3 with Century Motorsport and with Ben Green,” said Dominic Paul. “British GT is a hugely competitive series and looks like an amazing grid this year. I have raced with Century in the Dubai 24 Hours so know they are a great team and with the support from BMW Motorsport, I think it will be a really strong package. Ben Green is a highly rated driver who performed really well in GT4 last year. Whilst I have a lot to learn I am really excited about the season.”
Team owner Nathan Freke is looking forward to the season ahead.
“We are so pleased to be adding a second M6 to our programme this year,” said Nathan Freke. “After the announcement of the first M6, it generated a huge amount of interest and putting the deal together with Dom and Ben is fantastic. Both drivers are incredibly committed, focused and have a great racing pedigree. I am sure this will be a very strong driver pairing and a very enjoyable one to work with.”
The 2019 British GT Championship opens at Oulton Park on April 20 – 22, following the pre-season Media Day at Donington Park on March 5.