Multimatic Motorsports and Kelly-Moss Racing have announced that Sebastian Priaux will contest the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North America as part of the Multimatic young driver development programme.
Guernseyman Priaulx, son of WTCC champion and Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT pilot Andy Priaulx, has already travelled to the US in readiness for a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway on February 11-12. The Florida circuit will be the venue for the opening round of the championship on March 1.
Priaulx has already gained experience of GT racing in North America, having competed in the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, finishing 11th in the standings after a season that saw the 20 year-old finish second at Road Atlanta with 2019 British GT Championship teammate Scott Maxwell.
Seb Priaulx is looking forward to the challenges of competing in the Rookie class of the premier global one-make GT series, making its debut in North America for the 2021 season.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I cannot wait to get started,” said Priaulx. “I’ve raced with a team mate for the last few years and this is like going back to single-seaters where the buck stops with me. In the past I have gone well in one-make series so I’m really looking forward to starting work with Jeff Stone, Andy Kilcoyne and the guys at Kelly-Moss.
“Of course, one rookie will be selected to represent the region in the Porsche Junior Shootout at the end of the year and that is my target. Thank you to Multimatic for having faith in me!”
President and COO of Multimatic, Raj Nair, is delighted that Priaulx is part of the Canadian engineering company’s development programme.
“This is an indication of Multimatic’s increasing commitment to motorsports,” said Nair. “We have chosen Seb to be a central part of our young driver development programme and after two successful seasons in our GT4 Mustangs, on both sides of the Atlantic , we felt it was time for him to try something a little different.”
After visiting Sebring in March, the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North America visits Mosport, Watkins Glen, Toronto Indy, Road America, ViR and Indianapolis before a season finale at Road Atlanta.