Photo: Century Motorsport.
Fenny Compton-based Century Motorsport has announced that it will campaign a BMW M6 GT3 in the 2019 British GT Championship with the driver line-up of 2018 GT4 drivers champion Jack Mitchell and Adrian Willmot, who drove in the premier national GT championship in 2011.
The GT3 campaign will be run alongside the team’s existing plans to defend its GT4 titles with the BMW M4 GT4.
GT4 champion Jack Mitchell is looking forward to the challenge of the GT3 class in 2019.
“I’m really excited to be racing the BMW M6 GT3 with Century Motorsport for the 2019 British GT Championship,” said the 20-year old driver. “After racing in the GT3 class in 2017, I felt it improved me as a driver and set me up with the knowledge, experience and tools to win this year’s GT4 championship. Coming back into the class for 2019 I feel I have made another step in the right direction with my driving which is needed when you look at the calibre of drivers I will be up against.
Adrian Willmot is also excited at returning to the British GT Championship.
“Having recently sold a few of my businesses I found myself with a bit of time on my hands,” said the Somerset-based driver. “That coincided with meeting Nathan at Century Motorsport and then after a meeting with Team Jack, a British GT plan was hatched and I thought ‘hell, why not?’
“It’s been a while since I last did a championship but Century are a great team with lots of support and the BMW M6 will be quick from the box, especially in the hands of young Jack who showed tremendous form last year, so I think we should be in the mix and having a lot of fun on the way…can’t wait to get started!”
Century Motorsport owner Nathan Freke is confident that the BMW M6 GT3 will be highly competitive in 2019.
“To be the team that brings that BMW M6 to British GT is something that feels very special,” said Nathan Freke. “It’s a car that’s had an unbelievably successful 2018 and, with the support of BMW, I have no doubt at all it will be a force to be reckoned with in the BGT series in 2019. It’s something I’ve been working very hard on and with such a successful 2018 with the GT4 programme, it was a natural step to take.”
The 2019 British GT Championship season opens at Oulton Park on April 20 – 22.