Century takes debut enduro win in Dubai
British GT squad Century Motorsport triumphed on its 24hour racing debut, winning the GT4 class of the Dubai 24 Hours.
Century head Nathan Freke shared the team’s Ginetta G55 GT4 with British GT team-mate Anna Walewska, Tom Oliphant and Aleksander Schjerpen. The crew qualified second in class before hitting the front during the race. They had to contend with a fuel tank issue and a brake pad failure in the 18th hour, but held on to win and finish 24th overall.
“I’m delighted, and it’s even more special as it’s our first attempt at a 24-hour race,” said Freke. “The car ran faultlessly, even though we had to drive hard to make up some lost time. It’s a dream come true.”
Ginetta also took second in the class with Colin White, Matt Nicoll-jones, Stephen Fresle and Hunter Abbott aboard the CWS G55 GT4. The second Century car of Ollie Jackson, David Pattison, Ruben Anakhasyan and Jake Rattenbury finished seventh in class after a collision.