Sparkle’s ambassador, Gus Burton, was crowned The Intelligent Money British GT4 Champion along with his co-driver, Will Burns, following their win in an exciting finish to the second race in the wet at Oulton Park, Cheshire on 12th September.
SRO, the championship organizers, said “They’ve done it, and with a race to spare. Congratulations to Century Motorsport’s Will Burns and Gus Burton who claimed their third victory of the campaign in Race 2 at Oulton Park. What a season, what a pairing!”
Gus, in paying tribute to the support he’s received, said “my thanks to BMW Motorsport and Century Motorsport for providing such a well-balanced car which gives us, as drivers, the confidence to perform to the highest standard – and my special praise is reserved for my co-driver, Will Burns, who’s done a sterling job all season. All in all, it’s been a phenomenal team effort, winning three and securing six podiums from eight races. And, we still have one more race to go at Donington Park on 17th October 2021.”
“After receiving Rising Star recognition early this year from The British Racing Drivers Club, it is testament to Gus’ application and professionalism that he readily adapted to a new car in Britain’s pre-eminent endurance race championship and won it in his maiden season. If Gus continues on this trajectory, he has a very promising future in racing”, said Century Team boss, Nathan Freke.
Gus, who visited the Sparkle children in 2019, is an avid supporter of Sparkle Malawi and raised over £50k for the charity in previous years.
To keep up to date with Gus, follow him on Instagram at @gustavburton