> GT Cup front runners eager to evaluate 2022 options
GT4 champions Century Motorsport have added a third entry to their Intelligent Money British GT Championship roster at Donington Park’s season finale on October 16-17.
David Holloway and Bradley Ellis, who finished fifth in GT Cup’s GTH standings with Century this year, are moving across to sample their first taste of British GT together while evaluating potential options for next season.
Century – BMW’s only British customer squad – clinched the GT4 Teams’ and Drivers’ titles last time out at Oulton Park before confirming their senior class return with the new M4 GT3 next season. However, Nathan Freke’s outfit also enjoys a relationship with Aston Martin through Holloway and Ellis’ GT Cup programme. And that same Vantage is now joining both M4 GT4s at Donington next weekend.
Holloway was GT Cup’s GTH class runner-up with Century and Ginetta in 2018 before switching across to the latest Aston Martin, which he’s also previously raced at the Gulf 12 Hours. Ellis, meanwhile, last contested British GT in 2019 when he won GT3’s Silver Cup title alongside Ollie Wilkinson. He was also the series’ first GT3 overall champion in 2007.
“British GT’s been on my radar since I tested Century’s first championship-winning BMW back in 2018 while I was racing for the team in GT Cup,” said Holloway. “And with the titles sewn up again, Donington feels like the perfect place to make my debut with the team.
“I really couldn’t have a better co-driver than Brad for this first outing. He’s been there, done it and got British GT’s T-shirt, and was also a GT4 regular for a few seasons not all that long ago. We’ve formed a strong partnership and also have experience of racing in a multi-class environment, which is key for me: it doesn’t feel like as much of a step as it would have done coming straight from single-make sports or GT cars.
“Ultimately, we’re there to have fun and measure ourselves against the other Pro-Am crews in order to get a better idea of next year’s options.”
Century’s Aston Martin is not eligible to score points at Donington where GT4’s Pro-Am and GT3’s Overall titles will be decided next weekend.