Century Expand To Six Car Supercup Entry For Brands


Century Motorsport will run six Ginetta G55’s in this weekend’s Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup season finale at Brands Hatch, the largest single entry by a team in the championship’s history.

The team’s regular trio of Tom Oliphant, Ollie Jackson and Osamu Kawashima will be joined by series returnee Steve Fresle and debutants Ruben Anakhasyan and Matthew Cowley, on a weekend in which the team could win all three titles on offer in the Supercup.

With three races to go, Oliphant holds a 49 point atop the drivers standings and Kawashima remains in contention for the AM class honours, while the Warwickshire-based outfit hold a seventeen point advantage in the Teams Championship.

Fresle made his Supercup debut in the Brands GP season finale twelve months ago, and has raced in the GT Cup this season alongside team boss Nathan Freke, with Russian driver Anakhasyan also stepping across to the Supercup having competed in the GT Cup this season.

“We had a lot of fun in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup last year, but the gulf in class between the Pro’s & AM’s in the last race of the weekend was immense, and it will be good to see if we can get any closer this time. The last weekend of TOCA is always a fantastic event,” said Fresle.

Anakhasyan commented: “I’m really looking forward to Brands Hatch. My GT Cup season has had some ups and downs, but considering it’s my first season in the Ginetta and I missed the first three meetings, I think we made some progress. I’m considering my options for 2016, and GT4 Supercup is definitely one of the most attractive ones.” 

Cowley meanwhile will make his GT racing debut having competed in the BRSCC Formula Ford 1600 Championship for the past two seasons, with a hugely successful 2015 so far seeing him win the Pre-90 class in the National and Northern series’, as well as finishing runner-up in the Triple Crown.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of driving the G55 after a good year in the Formula Ford,” said Cowley. “I’m sure with the background and knowledge at Century Motorsport, they will help me in settling in and being comfortable with my first outing in a GT car.”

“I’m really excited about this extended line-up. I don’t think anyone has ever run this amount of cars in the series, so it’s an achievement I’m very proud we can take on,” added team principal Freke.

“Steve and Ruben have enjoyed some good results in GT Cup this season, while Matthew has shown he’s one to watch from his performances in Formula Ford 1600. Hopefully they can all have a good weekend and help us to seal both the drivers’ and teams’ championships this weekend!”