Century Motorsport can today confirm they are set to add a second heavily revised Ginetta G55 GT3 to their British GT attack for 2017, with American star Parker Chase teaming up with experienced Ginetta driver Charlie Robertson.
Having recently announced their plans to enter British GT3 with a Factory supported Ginetta G55 GT3 for Nathan Freke and Harry Gottsacker, adding a second car to the programme confirms the team’s commitment to one of Europe’s biggest GT Championships and aspirations for the future.
Coming from a successful season aboard a GT4 specification Ginetta G55 in the Pirelli World Challenge, Parker Chase was a regular visitor to the podium, with eight visits during the 2016 season. Having also taken part in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill racing a Ginetta G57 Prototype to second overall, Chase feels he is more than ready to take on the challenge of GT3 in 2017. Despite having no prior knowledge of some of the UK’s best circuits that feature on the comprehensive British GT calendar, Parker will be hoping to maximise the knowledge of his experienced teammates.
Teaming up with Chase will the impressive Charlie Robertson. The young Scot is no stranger to Ginetta G55 machinery as a former Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champion. Having spent 2015 racing in and winning the inaugural LMP3 championship in the European Le Mans Series, most of Charlie’s success’s have since come from behind the wheel of the Ginetta LMP3 and Ginetta G57-P2 Prototypes. Over the winter, the 20 year old has been heavily involved in the re-development of the marque’s flagship GT3 car and is hoping this valuable experience will aid his bid to challenge for GT3 honours this season.
Parker Chase – Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3:
“I am very excited to extend my arrangement with Ginetta. 2016 was an incredibly successful year in the G55 GT4. I can’t wait to be part of the 2017 season with Ginetta in the GT3 car. This will be another exciting year. I really appreciate all of Ginetta’s support.”
Charlie Robertson – Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3:
“I’m very excited to be racing with Century Motorsport, partnering Parker Chase this season in British GT. It will be a new challenge for both of us, and my first full season in GT3. Parker has had some good GT experience over the last year in the States, so this is the perfect step up for him. It will be awesome to race on home soil once again, after two seasons elsewhere so I’m hoping my experience pays off. I believe we will be a formidable force, with the various improvements to the Ginetta G55. So I am buzzing to see what this season holds.”
Clive Freke – Team Principal, Century Motorsport:
“2017 is set to be a very significant year for Century Motorsport where we hope to try and stick to what we know best, but push the boundaries by investing in British GT, but this time entering two cars into GT3 for the first time. Our link with Ginetta is very important and we are very happy to have America represented on the grid through Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker. We’ve known Charlie Robertson for a while now having raced against him in the past so we know how fast he can be and I have no doubt he will be impressive in our Ginetta G55 GT3.”