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Tincknell Signs Contract Extension with Multimatic

Tincknell, Multimatic extend long-term contract; set to continue in Mazda DPi program…

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Harry Tincknell has signed a multi-year contract extension with Multimatic Motorsports.

The 28-year-old Englishman, who was first signed to Multimatic in 2016 for the factory Ford GT program in the FIA World Endurance Championship, will continue his relationship with the expanding motorsports firm.

Tincknell’s primary focus this year is again on Mazda’s factory DPi program, which Multimatic has fully taken over from Joest as operational partners beginning with next weekend’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.

In addition to his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship commitments, Tincknell has been loaned out to Aston Martin Racing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“Multimatic took a leap of faith when they signed me up to race the Ford GT in 2016,” Tincknell said. I had done a fair bit in sports cars at that point but never raced a GT car before.

“I grabbed that opportunity with both hands and it soon turned into a full-time, four year, factory drive, which I loved every moment of.

“My role with Multimatic then led me to the Mazda DPi drive in the US, which is a fantastic program and taking Mazda’s first win in seven years at Watkins Glen last year, alongside Jonathan [Bomarito] and Olivier [Pla] was a big highlight.

“I’m really excited about what the future holds. Considering Multimatic is such a huge, successful company it still feels like a family firm.

“The Ford GT program really thrust Multimatic Motorsports as a race team into the spotlight, highlighting what they can do and I hope to be a part of that team for a long time to come.”

Tincknell is among a number of drivers who are Multimatic-contracted, including Andy and Sebastian Priaulx, Dirk Mueller and Harrison Newey.

“Harry has become deeply integrated into our global motorsports program and he played a key role in getting the Mazda DPi turned in the right direction,” said Multimatic’s Larry Holt.

“He rightly won the car’s first race at Watkins Glen last year, in his own inimitable style, making a bold move on Montoya up into corner eight, ten seconds after I had instructed him to get it done.

“As Multimatic’s racing activities grow so does our driving talent pool; having Harry on-board for the next few years significantly enhances our ability to take on the best in the world.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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