Chase, Gottsacker Quit British GT; GT3 Ginettas to Skip Snetterton

Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker will no longer be competing in the British GT Championship, leaving the future of Century Motorsport’s Ginetta GT3 program uncertain.

The teenage drivers have decided to pull out from the British series, in which they were each racing separate Ginetta G55 GT3s.

Chase was paired with Ginetta factory driver Charlie Robertson, while Gottsacker shared a car with Century Team Principal Nathan Freke.

It is understood that the American drivers chose to leave the program in order to pursue other motorsport goals elsewhere.

“The Ginetta Young Driver Development Program strives to fulfil the motorsport ambitions of both Ginetta and its drivers,” commented Ginetta Commercial Director Nick Portlock.

“Ginetta is currently looking to place Harry Gottsacker and Parker Chase elsewhere within the Ginetta portfolio in order to deliver on their career goals.

“For the time being they will no longer be competing in the British GT Championship whilst we find something which is aligned with the combined vision of all parties.”

This has resulted in Century pulling its pair of GT3 cars from this weekend’s double-header at Snetterton, with the future of the program currently uncertain.

Freke told Sportscar365 he hopes to have the cars back on the grid as soon as possible, while the team sources other drivers.

Century’s two Ginetta G55 GT4s remain set for Snetterton, although with Freke moving in to replace Mike Simpson in the No. 111 car.

Simpson is otherwise engaged in the VdeV Series this weekend, as was the case four weeks ago at Rockingham, when co-driver Anna Walewska was joined by George Gamble.

Track action at Snetterton gets underway on Saturday, followed by a pair of 60-minute races on Sunday.

A ten-car GT3 field will be fighting for overall honors at the Norfolk circuit, with a total of 28 cars on the grid.

One Comment

  1. Tim

    May 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Take Chase and Gottsacker state side with that GT3 Ginetta. Would be awesome to see that car in person.

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