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Century Announces Drivers for 24H Dubai SP3 Title Defense
- Updated: December 14, 2016
2016 Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai SP3 class winners Century Motorsport will field one of its strongest lineups to date for the 2017 race, combining the qualities of youth and experience which the team hopes will be key to retaining the SP3 class title.
First to join the team is experienced Ginetta driver Ben Green. Racing in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup in 2016, Green made his endurance racing debut with Century in Estoril for the team’s Prototype debut and impressed the team from the outset.
Highlighting endurance racing as something he wishes to pursue in the future, Ben’s experience behind the wheel of a Ginetta G55 will be crucial over the course of this gruelling race.
Fresh from announcing his continued commitment to the British Touring Car Championship for 2017, Scottish driver Aiden Moffat will make his endurance racing debut in Dubai.
With a new ambition to try other areas within the sport in the New Year, Moffat has continued to improve in Britain’s ultra competitive tin-top series since becoming the youngest driver in the championship in 2013. Moffat will be hoping to utilise the experience of his knowledgeable teammates to hit the ground running at the Dubai Autodrome.
Having made his Ginetta GT4 Supercup and Century Motorsport debut at the penultimate round of the championship in Silverstone earlier this year, British GT GT4 race winner Jack Mitchell will take on his longest race distance to date when he starts the 2017 Dubai 24 Hours.
Mitchell impressed during his pair of GT4 Supercup outings and combined with his British GT experience he is going to be a valuable asset to the Century lineup.
Knowing what it takes to win this race from both sides of the pitwall, Nathan Freke returns to Dubai hoping he can lead his team to a repeat victory in the successful #229 Ginetta G55 in 2017.
Following a successful 2016 season racing in British GT4 against his new teammate Mitchell amongst others, Freke is sure to benefit from a year of active competition and is intent on returning to the podium on Saturday afternoon.
“Without a doubt I am going back to Dubai hoping to repeat our victory this year,” commented team principal and driver Freke. “We’ve got a brilliant line-up of some of the countries best young talent who are sure to keep me on my toes and hopefully together we can pull off another top result.
“The car looks great and is a credit to the team’s hard work to get it looking so good before it went into the container in November.”