Tour­ing car man Mof­fat to link up with Cen­tury in Ginetta G55 GT4 for Jan­uary Dubai 24 Hours event

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Bri­tish Tour­ing Car racer Ai­den Mof­fat will make his en­durance rac­ing de­but in next month’s Dubai 24 Hours, team­ing up with the Cen­tury Mo­tor­sport out­fit.

Scots­man Mof­fat, 20, will share one of the Bri­tish GT squad’s Ginetta G55 GT4 rac­ers with team head Nathan Freke, Ben Green and Jack Mitchell.

The twice-around-the-clock event at the Dubai Au­to­drome on Jan­uary 13/14 will be Mof­fat’s first en­durance out­ing. While he will re­turn to the BTCC with a Cice­ley Rac­ing Mercedes A Class next sea­son, Mof­fat is also keen to fit in more sportscar races over 2017.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the 24 hours, and it will be a new ex­pe­ri­ence for me,” said Mof­fat. “Al­though we’re stay­ing in the BTCC, I in­tend to ex­plore one or two dif­fer­ent op­tions over the com­ing months.

“The rear-wheel-drive Ginetta is cer­tainly dif­fer­ent and with the en­durance race it will give me a great op­por­tu­nity to hone my skills and race­craft and de­velop for the fu­ture.”

Cen­tury won the GT4 class of the 24 Hours this year. Freke added: “With­out a doubt we’re go­ing back look­ing for a re­peat re­sult. We’ve got a bril­liant line-up with some of the coun­try’s best young tal­ent. Hope­fully we can pull off an­other top re­sult.”

Cen­tury will also field a Ginetta G57-P2 pro­to­type for Porsche Car­rera Cup reg­u­lars, broth­ers Euan and Daniel Mckay in the sup­port­ing three-hour races.

Mof­fat will be part of Cen­tury team

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