University scoops top award in British GT Championship
Posted on Tuesday 6th December 2016
There were celebrations for the University of Bolton and Century Motorsport last week when racing drivers, Anna Walewska and Nathan Freke were awarded the third place trophy in the British GT4 Pro/Am Drivers’ Championship.
After nine gruelling races, the British GT Championship season officially came to a close at a glitzy ceremony held in the Tower of London.
At the event, the pair collected the third place trophy for finishing on 126.5 points in the Pro/Am category.
Pro/Am driver crews are the bedrock of British GT consisting of professional drivers graded as Silver (or higher) and amateur/gentleman drivers graded as Bronze.
‘It's been a superb year racing in British GT,’ said Anna Walewska at the ceremony in London.
‘I’d like to thank the University of Bolton who have supported me for the last three years and all the motorsport engineering students who assisted me throughout the season.
‘I’d also like to show my appreciation for my sponsor Westons, my ace team mate Nathan Freke and team Century Motorsport.
‘It's been a massive team effort, this was our first season racing together and what a successful partnership it's been with many podium finishes. I'm so proud of what we have achieved.’
In the final race of the season, at Donington Park, the team finished fifth which was enough to secure an overall podium finish.
‘Anna and I never gave up and it paid dividends in the end as the fifth place finish helped us to third overall in the GT4 Pro/AM Championship,’ said Nathan Freke after the final race.
‘It’s a nice reward for everyone’s efforts this year. I’d like to say a special thank you to the University of Bolton and Westons for supporting both myself and Anna this year. We’ve had some brilliant races and results, so roll on 2017!’
Team Manager of Century Motorsport, Les Jones said: ‘Finishing third in Pro/AM is a fitting reward for Anna and Nathan’s efforts this year. It’s been an enjoyable time with Century, and I look forward to returning next year where I hope we can mount a serious championship bid from the beginning.’
Photos courtesy of Jakob Ebrey