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Century Announces Brands Hatch Line-Up

GT3 and GT4 drivers named

Century Motorsport has revealed its driver line-up for this weekend’s British GT round at Brands Hatch, in which it will race with Ginetta in both the GT3 and GT4 classes once again.

In its GT3 Ginetta G55, the team will race with British GT debutants Tom Hibbert and Ben Tuck. Hibbert is a graduate from the Ginetta GT4 Supercup, and sits third in the 2017 standings. Tuck meanwhile is a Caterham and Mazda MX-5 racer, who raced in a GT4-spec G55 in the GT Cup championship earlier this season. Together, they are a Silver-Silver pairing.

“After this weekend, I will have raced every Ginetta bar the G40 Junior and GRDC cars!” said Hibbert. “I can’t get enough of them and I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into the GT3.

“The G55 we race in Supercup is a superb car so I can only imagine the potential of the GT3. I’ve got a good team-mate in Ben and there’s no doubt we’ll have our eyes on silverware, even if it is our debut weekend.”

Meanwhile, in its #43 G55 GT4, Niall Murray joins Jacob Mathiassen as a Silver Cup entry. He’s been drafted into the team after Steve Fresle’s shunt at Radillion last time out at Spa in the first race of the weekend. Murray will also join Mathiassen for the season finale at Donington Park.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to get this opportunity with Century Motorsport,” said Murray. “I’ve wanted to do some GT racing for a long time and am very excited that finally the right deal has been put in place.

“Brands Hatch and Donington have been two of my most favourite and most successful circuits so I’m really looking forward to getting on track on Saturday! Thanks to Nathan [Freke] and Paul [Grogan] from Century, all my sponsors and everybody else who made this happen!”

Century team principal Nathan Freke added: “Niall is a driver we’ve been well aware of since his successful time in the Ginetta Juniors and he was always a front-runner there. Since then he’s had plenty of success so we are delighted that he has decided to join up with us for his British GT debut.

“Our GT4 season has been a little up and down this year, but hopefully we’ve had our share of bad luck now and I really believe Jacob and Niall have the talent to run at the sharp end this weekend.”

Sunday’s two-hour British GT race is set to begin at 14:10. You can check out DSC’s preview of the 31-car entry HERE.