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Gus Bowers

Races in:
  • 2018 GT5 Challenge,
  • 2019 GT5 Challenge

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Gus Bowers
Gus Bowers car
  • Team Xentek Motorsport
  • Age 19
  • Home Abingdon, Oxon

Do you have any hobbies outside of motorsport?

I play Sunday League Football for U19 and Men's league, so enjoy a battle every week during the winter as well, plus I love SIM racing across all formats and types of cars.

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

I love football, so a quick kick about is all I need to get the adrenalin pumping.

What are your motorsport career highlights?

Top ten at Knockhill last season, in terrible conditions (so very wet!), with total concentration on the back brake lights of the cars in front, planning overtakes and moving up the grid. Battling hard all last season with other drivers and showing each other respect, a great learning ground for future seasons in a race car.

What is your championship goal this season ?

Continue to enjoy racing as part of a professional team, gaining race craft experience, with the aim of progressing my career as a driver in motorsport around the world in GT.

What makes your driving stand out from the crowd?

Swift adaptation to changing conditions, I love the wet, allowing for consistently and smooth driving. Planning a move to overtake and on point race craft, the aim is to finish the race not send it and crash.

What's your favorite circuit and why?

Two if poss: Silverstone - due to iconic, high speed nature of the circuit, especially Copse, Maggots, Becketts and Chapel section. Knockhill - total concentration on a very technical, undulating and stunning location, inclement weather just adds to the challenge and fun.

Where did you race and what were your results last season?

I raced in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge as a total rookie, first ever season in motorsport. Absolutely loved it, with a mid 20 end of season championship position and a top ten race result in a rain soaked Knockhill!