Worcestershire-based Academy Motorsport has announced that it has become an agent for Multimatic in Europe and will run a pair of Ford Mustang GT4s in the 2020 British GT Championship and the GT4 European Series.
The Mustang GT4 enjoyed a highly successful debut in Europe in 2019, finishing third in the British GT GT4 teams standings when the cars were run by Multimatic Motorsports, the racing arm of the Canadian engineering corporation. The team earned two class victories over the course of the nine-race season.
Academy Motorsport MD Matt Nicoll-Jones is excited at the opportunities that a relationship with Multimatic will offer for his team.
“We are delighted to be representing Ford Performance and Multimatic in Europe,” said Nicoll-Jones. “This is what we have aspired to since we started Academy Motorsport, 19 years ago. Our aspirations have always been to excel in GT racing and I believe that this partnership with Multimatic and association with Ford Performance will provide us with a truly competitive package.
” The product and support speaks for itself, with the results of the Mustangs this year alone convincing us that this was the right path.”
Larry Holt, Chief Technical Officer Multimatic is also looking to build on the successes of the Mustang GT4 in the forthcoming season.
“We proved the car to be highly capable in British GT in 2019, only just missing the championship by a whisker and I’m confident that Matt and his guys are going to carry on with the job and maintain the momentum both in the UK and continental Europe.”
The 2020 British GT Championship opens at Oulton park on Easter Weekend, April 11 – 13, while the GT4 European Series gets underway at Silverstone on May 9 – 10.