The British GT Championship will see a pair of Ford Mustang GT4s on the grid for 2019 after Multimatic Motorsports announced that it will enter the premier national GT championship.
The announcement follows a highly successful season for the Mustang GT4 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in North America with Ford taking the manufacturer’s title.
Multimatic Vice-President Larry Holt is looking forward to the challenges that a British GT campaign will offer the Canadian-based global enterprise which supplies engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry.
“British GT is a fantastic platform to show off our product to potential customers so we’re excited to go head-to-head with the GT4 cars from companies like Aston Martin, McLaren and Mercedes,” said Larry Holt. “We have put together an incredible group of people and resources to run the Ford GTs in WEC and and will combine those with the North American Multimatic team to expand our racing programme here in England.”
Three of the four drivers have been announced, with two highly experienced racers combining with a driver at the start of his GT career.
Canadian Scott Maxwell and American Billy Johnson will join the young British driver Sebastian ‘Seb’ Priaulx, son of Multimatic WEC regular Andy Priaulx, with the fourth driver yet to be announced.
“Looking forward to every new racing season is always exciting and for me the 2019 one can’t come soon enough,” said Priaulx. “The opportunity to race in British GT is amazing. I have seen what a competitive championship British GT is and know it will be tough but I really enjoyed the test in the Mustang and I can’t wait to get out there and race!”
The 2019 British GT Championship season opens at Oulton Park on April 20 – 22.