The reigning British GT4 champions, Century Motorsport, have announced that they will be entering the 2019 Brtish GT GT3 class with a BMW M6 GT3.
The move marks the first time that the proven M6 will appear in British GT. BMW has already taken some significant victories in the car, including a win at the Spa 24 Hour race.
2018 GT4 champ Jack Mitchell and former British FF1600 and Formula Palmer Audi champion Adrian Willmott will be partnered to pilot the M6 GT3.
An excited Mitchell said, “I am excited to be racing the BMW M6 GT3 with Century Motorsport for the 2019 British GT season. After running in the GT3 class in 2017, I felt it improved me as a driver and set me up with the knowledge, experience and tools to win this year’s GT4 Championship. Coming back into the class for 2019 I feel I have made another step in the right direction with my driving, which is needed when you look at the calibre of drivers I will be up against.
I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3. This will be the first M6 GT3 to be used in the British GT Championship, and I am sure with the help of Century and BMW Motorsport we will be able to put the car at the front of the grid where it deserves to be.
I am very excited to be working alongside Adrian as my teammate, we will be working very hard together in testing to prepare ourselves for the season ahead and make the most out of every lap we do. I would also like to thank our sponsors for their support, and I look forward to helping them with their marketing programs throughout the year.”
Century boss, Nathan Freke, added, “To be the team that brings the BMW M6 to British GT is something that feels very special. It’s a car that’s had an unbelievably successful 2018, and with the support of BMW, it will be a force to be reckoned with in the BGT series in 2019. It’s something that I’ve been working very hard on, and with such a successful 2018 with the GT4 programme, it was a natural step to take.
Adrian has a lot of racing pedigree, albeit a few years ago, but it’s as clear as day to see how competitive he is, and I’m sure he is going to be very quick. It’s great to continue working with Jack; he did a fantastic job this year, and it’s nice to be able to show that there is progression within the team and the BMW ranks as well. We will make sure we are fully prepared with a testing schedule and are already counting the days to the start of the season!”
Adrian Willmott concluded by saying, “Having sold a few of my businesses recently, I found myself with a bit of time on my hands! That coincided with meeting Nathan at Century Motorsport and then after a meeting with Team Jack – a British GT plan was hatched, and I thought ‘hell’ why not!
It’s been a while since I last did a championship, but Century is an excellent team with lots of support, and the BMW M6 will be quick out of the box.
Jack showed tremendous form last year, so I think we should be in the mix and having a lot of fun along the way…cannot wait to get started!”