After a disappointing qualifying session last Saturday, we were languishing P9 on the grid and our team-mates in car no.9 were P11.
However, after a strong start to the race, Will Burns steadily made his way through the field and carefully navigated various incidents to take the GT4 lead before handing over to me to build upon our position, secure the fastest lap and finish car no.57 in P1.
Meantime, Chris Salkeld and Andrew Gordon-Colbrooke in car no.9 were in pursuit and finished P2 overall, so Century Motorsport secured their second 1/2 of the season.
It was a tremendous team effort by Century Motorsport which demonstrates the consistency of the BMW M4 as well as the professionalism of our team.
P4 in the three hour race yesterday at Silverstone 500.
Will Burns and I performed consistently well throughout the weekend with P3 in qualifying and P4 overall in British GT4.
Dubious BoP setting in addition to our Brands win handicap of 20 secs extra in the last pit stop made this weekend a real challenge.
But, satisfied we both did our very best and we are leading the championship as we prepare for Donington Park on 10/11 July.
To achieve pole position and a race win in my first British GT weekend, partnered with Will Burns, is a great accomplishment for Century Motorsport, Will and myself.
After testing late last year, I was confident that the BMW M4 was going to provide us with the best chance of mounting a title challenge and last weekend’s results have confirmed that we have the foundations on which to have a successful year #bmwukmotorsport #bmwmotorsport #century_msport
My goal is to use this positive momentum through to Silverstone 500 and further develop the relationship which I have with Team Century and Will.
I am privileged and excited to have been invited to become a 2021 BRDC Rising Star.
Thank you Luke Evans and the BRDC Rising Star committee for your kind words and encouragement!
I am delighted to announce that I am staying with Century Motorsport to compete in a BMW M4 in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship.
Century is the sole BMW representative in British GT and has an enviable reputation in the GT4 class.
Very excited for this new challenge!
Watch this space for news as it unravels.
I completed my maiden GT season with a win in last Sunday's televised race - winning by over 5 secs with fastest lap.
This consolidated my 2nd position overall in the championship.
5 wins from 16 podiums in 17 completed races. Just a shame about the two DNFs!
BIG THANKS TO ALL MY SUPPORTERS!
Finished strongly with a win at Snetterton yesterday after a real disappointment with DNF in Race 1.
Two more podiums from this technical and most enjoyable circuit.
Big thanks to Nathan, Tom and Andre at Century Motorsport!
This weekend at Snetterton, my race car no.57, my race suit and face mask will display the Sparkle Foundation logo to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable children in one of Africa's poorest countries, Malawi.
It brings a smile to my face to know that human kindness is Making A Difference on another continent. Here in the UK, many generous supporters give their time, expertise and money to feed, educate and provide medical care to young orphans.
Look at this photo: the love and happiness of these Sparkle children is infectious.
Disappointed with qualifying P3 in difficult conditions (slicks in the wet). That led to P3 in Race 1 and Race 2.
In the reverse grid, I started P2 and was aiming for a win. Damage sustained to car in Race 3 and struggled to bring the car home in P6.
Now looking for a big push in the next round at Snetterton.
Started so well, qualifying on pole, took the lead into first corner and wiped out by a competitor in Race 1. Car damage and DNF.
As consequence of crash, I started P7 in Race 2 and finished P3; and secured P3 again in the last race of the weekend.
Disappointing start to the weekend but I am satisfied with a solid performance to remain in title contention.
Next up is Croft on 10/11 October.
I am seeking generous sponsor(s) of my car no.57 in Ginetta GT4 SuperCup this season whereby every penny of your sponsorship is donated to Sparkle Malawi for feeding, educating and providing medical care to vulnerable children in this impoverished African country.
Would you like to have your brand on my car for an entire race weekend and the TV commentators refer to my no.57 car by your brand name? Two of my races are televised live on ITV4 each weekend, giving you great exposure. I will endeavour to get on the podium for even more PR coverage.
I visited Sparkle Foundation in Malawi last Autumn and witnessed their amazing work. It was truly humbling but very rewarding. The children start their day with breakfast and some activity time before having Montessori classes and finishing with lunch. The older children then arrive for lunch and afternoon education. It's truly inspiring and a great community spirit.
Please contact me and let's explore how Gus Burton Racing can raise awareness or your brand whilst you support such a worthwhile cause.
P2 in wet qualification. Great start in first race in the dry and took the lead into the first corner and maintained my position for my second win of the season.
Started pole in Sunday's Race 2 in greasy conditions on slicks but highly satisfied with P1 by a clear 3 seconds with fastest lap.
Feeling very comfortable in my well-prepared Century Motorsport No.57 car.
NEXT UP - Thruxton Circuit 19/20 September 2020.
P3 in qualifying was fine as I had no previous experience of this track in the Ginetta GT4 before the Friday practice session.
P2 secured in all three races was a very satisfying outcome. But for a racing incident, for which I was penalized in the last race, I would be topping the championship chart.
However, I am very pleased to be in championship contention so early in the season.
Pole position in qualifying and I was delighted with the car set up and pace.
I went on to achieve P3, P2 and P1 in the three races and it was particularly sweet to secure my first win on the televised Sunday race.
2 fastest laps added to my maiden weekend in GT4 SuperCup.