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Fenny Compton-based Century Motorsport has announced that Dean Macdonald will join the team for Round Seven of the 2018 British GT Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and for the remaining two rounds, driving the team’s #43 BMW M4 GT4 alongside Jack Mitchell.
Macdonald’s drive comes on the back of the departure of Aleksander Schjerpen who had signed for the first half of the season.
17-year-old Macdonald is the youngest winner of Comer Kadet Scottish Championship in karting at eight years old. Macdonald finished joint seventh in the 2017 British GT Championship GT4 Silver drivers standings and 13th overall in the GT4 class after a season driving the #59 Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren 570S GT4.
Nathan Freke, Century Motorsport team owner, is excited at the prospect of Macdonald joining the team but was quick to praise Aleksander Schjerpen for his efforts.
“It’s a real shame that Aleks could not continue the season,” said Nathan Freke. “I’m so happy we got a win at the last round with him and I hope we see him back in the near future.”
“Dean is someone who we have had one eye on for some time, and when the opportunity came up to work with him, we jumped at the chance. We have a test arranged before Spa for him to acclimatise. We know the BMW is good, the team is working well and Jack is a great co-driver. All the ingredients are there for Dean to slip into his role nicely and fight for results straight way.”
“I’m looking forward to the last three rounds and hope this is the start of a long relationship between Dean and Century.”
Dean Macdonald said: “I am very pleased to be part of the Century Motorsport team and very excited to see how the rest of the season will go.”
“It is going to be great to work with such a well-established team for the rest of the year and also to partner Jack Mitchell. I am very excited and looking forward to working with everyone.”
Qualifying for Round Seven of the 2018 British GT Championship at Spa-Francorchamps begins at 14:05 local time on July 21 with the lights going out for the start of the two-hour race at 13:40 local time on Sunday July 22.