Ginetta will see representation in this year’s GT Cup Championship following an announcement by Century Motorsport to commit a pair of Ginetta G55 GT4 cars to the series. Piloting the cars will be track day converts Steve Fresle and Russian Driver Ruben Anakhasyan, with support from Nathan Freke and Ollie Hancock respectively.
Russian motorsport newcomer Anakhasyan, recently obtained his racing licence in December 2013. After a few track day outings in February and March of last year, Ruben signed up for the Lotus Elise Trophy. Having enjoyed his time in the series, he has now chosen GT4 has his preferred option to move forward in 2015 and is looking forward to joining the team.
Anakhasyan said; “I'm very excited about [the] 2015 season with Century Motorsport in [the] GT Cup Championship. We did 2 track days back in 2014 and I feel very good about the car and the team. I think that it's very important to be confident and I'm really looking forward to this season.”
Fresle, no stranger to Ginetta machinery having used a G50 as a track day car in recent years before stepping up to a Ginetta G55 in 2014, entered his first event in the car at Silverstone for the opening Britcar race of the year. A number of further Britcar outings followed before finishing his season at the final rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup at Brands Hatch in the newly introduced AM class. 2015 will mark his first full championship campaign by entering GT Cup.
Fresle added; “We dipped our toe in the water last year competing in a couple of Britcar rounds with a lot of help from the Century Team. With team mate Zoë Wenham, I gained some experience and had a great deal of fun. It was a steep learning curve, and we even achieved a couple of class wins. The GT Cup, with their full grids and exciting mix of cars is a fantastic championship that I am really looking forward to competing in with the Century Team. For my first full season I am looking to improve over the year and hopefully get my hands on a Pirelli cap, but most importantly have a great time with the team. Roll on Donington!”
Century Motorsport team owner Nathan Freke concluded; “We are delighted to welcome Ruben and Ollie to the team for the 2015 GT Cup. Ruben has clearly been bitten by the GT4 bug having enjoyed a couple of track days in our car towards the end of 2014, and showed good pace and control in the car. With Ollie, I believe they will have a very strong season together.”
“Steve has built up a good deal of experience in the G50 using it as a track day car over the last couple of years. Now that he is looking for a little more, GT Cup is a perfect championship for someone like Steve to progress. I’m certainly looking forward to driving alongside him and helping him to get the most from his first full championship assault!”