Gordon-Colebrooke Targets Title Challenge On British GT Return
Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke is determined to build on his successful end to the 2020 season and mount a challenge for the GT4 Pro-Am title this year as he returns for a third consecutive season in the British GT Championship.
Gordon-Colebrooke has shown fantastic progress across his two seasons to date in British GT, one of the most competitive domestic GT series in the world, culminating in a superb maiden victory in the three-hour Silverstone finale last November.
The Buckinghamshire racer, who had earlier secured a breakthrough GT4 podium at Brands Hatch, will remain with BMW customer team Century Motorsport for a fourth consecutive year - having raced with them in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup prior to entering British GT.
As well as staying with the same team, Gordon-Colebrooke will also benefit from continuity with his machinery too as he once again pilots a BMW M4 GT4. A new EVO upgrade package for the car this year means it’s set to be an even more potent force in the ultra-competitive GT4 class.
An exciting change for 2021 sees the 28 year old welcome a new team-mate in British GT debutant Chris Salkeld, a fellow graduate from the GT4 SuperCup. The duo have begun working with each other in recent weeks during a positive pre-season testing programme,
Racing with the continued support of loyal partners WHIreland Wealth Management and Tyrell Automotive, Gordon-Colebrooke is now determined to fight for the podium from the off as he begins the new season this weekend (22/23 May) at Brands Hatch in Kent.
Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke: “I’m thrilled and honoured to be teaming up with Century Motorsport and Chris Salkeld for this season. Off the back of winning the Silverstone 500 last year, it’s great to have the opportunity to take the next step and fight for the Pro-Am title.
“It's fantastic as well to be able to welcome WHIreland Wealth Management and Tyrell Automotive back to the AGC team. After the uncertainty created by the COVID pandemic, I'm exceptionally grateful for the continued support from my partners going into 2021.
“I’m tremendously excited for this year, with mine and Century’s knowledge of the M4 combining with an impressive upgraded EVO package and a brilliant teammate in Chris, I’m incredibly optimistic that we’ll be right in the thick of things from round one.
“Pre-season testing has been extremely productive, getting to grips with the new EVO upgrades and some strong mileage under our belts as a team. It’s going to be a highly competitive grid this year when you look at some of the driver lineups in other teams, but we’ll relish and embrace the challenge and look to come out on top.”
The 2021 British GT Championship will be contested across seven events, with nine races ranging from one to three hours in length. The series will visit the leading circuits in the UK including Silverstone, Oulton Park and Donington Park, as well as make an overseas visit to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
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