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SWIMMING: West Hatch student
crowned county champion
28th February 2017
YEAR 8 West Hatch High School swimmer
Ryan Davis was crowned Essex County Champion in
the 200m Freestyle at the Essex County Swimming
The event was held over three weekends at the
London Aquatic Centre and Basildon Sporting
Ryan was also a silver medallist at 1,500m
Freestyle and bronze medallist at 100m and 400m
He also achieved six further top ten finishes at
other strokes and distances.
His next major competition is the East Region
championships, involving swimmers from six
counties, at the end of May.
MOTOR RACING: Ben secures team
25th January 2017
WALTHAM Abbey racing driver Ben Green has
been signed by Century Motorsport for the GT4
Supercup 2017 following a successful first year.
Ben started racing in hire karts at Brentwood
Karting in 2011 where he spent 18 months before
moving on to owner driver racing at Rye House,
Buckmore Park and Bayford Meadows.
Racing in the Junior Subaru class in the Kent
Cup championship he won his first year in
A team of drivers entered the Sodi World Series
competition, which featured hire kart racing on
an international level with the team finishing
eighth in the world.
In 2014 Ben and his school team won the BSKC
(British Schools Karting Championship).
In 2015 he moved up to the Kickstart Ginetta
Junior Championship which featured ten race
meetings throughout the year, all of them
supporting the British Touring Car Championship.
Ben had several top ten finishes.
Last year Ben took the leap into the Ginetta GT4
Supercup series and secured a double podium at
Knockhill Racing circuit (third places) and a
podium at Donnington Race Circuit (third)
helping him to eighth in the Ginetta Cars
standings for the year. Ben also competed in his
first international race, in the V de V
Championships, Estoril, Portugal, with Ginetta
Cars and Century Motorsport.
Already this year he took a second place with
Century Motorsport at the Dubai 24 Hours.
Ben said: "I'm very excited to be committed
to racing with Century Motorsport for 2017 in
the Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
I have already had success with the team at
Estoril and Dubai in the last few months and
this has set me up nicely for the season this
"A massive thanks goes to Greg Mcilwraith,
Marshal Monster Sport and all who have helped me
as part of Super Green Racing, I wouldn't be in
the position I am without the hard work put in
by everyone who has been involved in the team
over the last four years.
"Now the focus goes towards Brands Hatch
where we have the first round of the
Century Motorsport team principal Nathan Freke
said: "Ben caught our eye for a while as a
very competitive package and that was confirmed
when he joined us in Estoril in our Ginetta
G57-P2 late last year, but even more so behind
the wheel of our podium-finishing Ginetta G55 at
the Dubai 24H earlier this month.
"After an incident during the night, we all
had to put in qualifying- style laps to get
ourselves back up the order and Ben certainly
"If we can take this type of pace and
consistency into the championship this year, I
donít see why we canít challenge for the
MOTOR RACING: Endurance success for
17th January 2017
WALTHAM Abbey racing driver Ben Green
helped his Century Motorsport team clinch the
runners-up spot in the GT4 race at the 2017
Dubai 24-Hour event.
The race was part of the 24 Hour Endurance
Championships at the Dubai Autodrome.
Ben, 18, behind the wheel of a Ginetta G55, was
joined by Scottish BTCC driver Aiden Moffat,
Jack Mitchell and Nathan Freke.
Ben said: "I had a fantastic weekend with
Century Motorsport, my second endurance race
with the team. "Through all the practice
sessions we showed our pace was strong and
carried this into the race.
"Contact with another car while leading the
race cost us a lot of time but we fought back to
recover as much time as possible.
"Both the team and I were very happy and
proud of the final result.Ē