Multimatic Motorsports has announced that six-times Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy will race its #19 Ford Mustang GT4 at the Donington Park and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps rounds of the 2019 British GT Championship.
Sir Chris Hoy began his motorsport career in 2013 with an entry into the SR1 Radical Cup. The Edinburgh, Scotland contested the 2014 British GT Championship with Nissan GT Academy team RJN and the 2015 European Le Mans Series with Team LNT. The eleven-times world champion cycle racer also competed in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Algarve Pro Racing Ligier, finishing 12th in class alongside teammates Andrea Pizzitola and Michael Munemann.
Sir Chris Hoy is delighted at the opportunity to return to the British GT Championship.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to race the Ford Mustang GT4,” said the Olympic champion. “The car already has a great racing pedigree in North America so I’m excited to see what that American muscle can do at Donington and Spa. Multimatic is one of the automotive industry’s best kept secrets as they work on so many extremely cool but extremely secret programmes. I’ve seen the success they made of the Ford GT programme so I’m excited to get behind the wheel of one of their cars.”
Chief Technical Officer of Multimatic Motorsports Larry Holt has created an additional level of interest for the Spa round with a surprise teammate for Sir Chris.
“It’s fantastic to have Chris joining us for a couple of races in the Mustangs,” said Larry Holt. “I think it’s a great fit for the team and the series. I know he’ll really enjoy the car and I’m obviously aware that he’s a pretty good pedaller so, with the two guys we’re partnering him with, a good result is definitely on the cards. At Spa we are creating a special challenge for his #19 car, in that our GT WEC star Andy Priaulx will be his partner, creating a father-son intra-team rivalry! I’m sure Andy will be pushing Chris hard to beat Sebby and Scott for family reasons. At Donington, Chris will be driving with Billy Johnson, another of our WEC stars and a Mustang specialist, which should also result in a top finish.”
The 2019 British GT Championship visits Donington on June 22 -23 and Spa on July 20-21.