The hotly anticipated arrival of the G82 BMW M4 GT4 has come a step closer with the announcement today of the four drivers who will campaign the new car in 2023 with Century Motorsport. The team have also unveiled the new livery for fan favourite ‘Harriot’s Chariot’ which returns for its third year in the championship on the new car.
Joining Chris Salkeld, the team’s longest serving driver of the 2023 line up, is Michael Johnston. Salkeld needs not introduction to British GT fans, while Johnston is less of a known quantity with just a season of Ginetta GT Academy to his credit.
Carl Cavers joins returning British GT alumni Lewis Plato in the second car with a GT3 machine still to be announced. Cavers brings big GT experience thanks to racing in Ferrari Challenge UK, GT Cup and Britcar’s BEC. He brings knowledge of the Porsche Cayman GT4 which could prove useful as he adapts to the BMW in 2023.
Lewis Plato has previous British GT experience at the wheel of the RAM Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3. He has since specialised in Porsches, racing in the Carrera Cup GB and GT Cup in recent years.
The four drivers shared the new car in Dubai at the start of the year. The new machine carried the quartet to the podium in the GT4 class of the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai. Unfortunately the swan song for the F82 based machine with Century didn’t go as well for team boss Nathan Freke who retired in the night.
All the Century Motorsport cars are expected to attend the British GT Media Day at Donington Park in March.