Nathan Freke’s Century Motorsport has announced that it will be entering two BMW M4 G82 GT4s in the 2023 Intelligent Money British GT Championship.
The team will also be entering two new driver pairings with Carl Cavers joining Lewis Plato and Chris Salkeld joining forces with Michael Johnston.
The four drivers recently enjoyed a successful outing in the Dubai 24H where they finished third in the GT4 Homologated Cars category, completing 540 laps.
Cavers began his racing career in 2020 and has competed in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Great Britain, in which he took the Am title last, the Ferrari Challenge UK and the British Endurance Championship. Cavers has been coached by Lewis Plato over the last three years.
“After a successful season in 2022 winning the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge Am Championship in the Cayman GT4 it seemed like a logical step to enter British GT to take my racing to the next level,” said Cavers. “It’s going to be special sharing the car with pro Lewis Plato who has coached me for the last three years.
“Century Motorsport have a great reputation and have demonstrated that they have what it takes to win at this level and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of their new BMW GT4 Gen11.”
2023 will be Chris Salkeld’s third year with Nathan Freke’s squad in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship and the Leeds-based driver is looking forward to getting to grips with the latest generation M4.
“I’m over the moon to be returning to British GT for a third season and to be partnering with MJ is a project years in the making,” said Salkeld. “I’ve been working closely with MJ during his debut season in motorsport where he raced in the Ginetta Academy and to be joining forces this season is very special for both of us.
“I’m also very happy to confirm that the legendary “Harriot’s Chariot’ will be returning and, as always, a huge thank you to Ainsley and his team for their continued support this year along with my other sponsors.”
Teammate Michael Johnston has completed one full season of racing in the GT Academy and is aware of the challenges ahead of him in the premier domestic GT series.
“Last year was my first full season of motorsport, racing in the Ginetta GT Academy,” said Johnston. “Prior to that, I’ve competed in a couple of Ginetta G40 races so my experience is very limited.
“I’m under no illusions that I’m going to have to work extremely hard to get myself to the standard of the other bronze drivers if we want a successful season. I had a brilliant year with Century last year and they exhibited their world class credentials when we got on the podium at the Dubai 24 Hours at the start of the year. Hopefully it’s the first of many in the amazing BMW M4 GT4.”
The 2023 Intelligent Money British GT Championship gets underway at Oulton Park on April 8 – 10.