Sebastian Priaulx will race in Porsche Carrera Cup North America this year, with the Multimatic-contracted driver joining Kelly-Moss Racing’s program in the new-for-2021 single-make series.
The 20-year-old British driver, who spent the last two years racing Ford Mustang GT4s in the British GT Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, will take on a new challenge in the single-driver, sprint racing environment.
Priaulx will race in the Rookie class, where he will be pooled against other up-and-coming drivers with an end-of-season prize of representing the region in the Porsche Junior Shootout program in Germany.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I cannot wait to get started,” he said. “I’ve raced with a teammate 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 in Germany at the end of the year and that is my target.
“Thank you to Multimatic for having faith in me. I’m feeling fit, I’m raring to go and I will give it everything I’ve got!”
Priaulx will get his first laps at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in a two-day test at Sebring this week, albeit in a previous-generation machine, prior to his race debut in the season-opening rounds at the same circuit next month with the new car.
“There is a tremendous depth, talent throughout the Carrera Cup entry list,” said Andy Kilcoyne, Kelly-Moss Partner & Director of Operations.
“Kelly-Moss is honored that Multimatic has faith enough in our program to entrust KMR to further develop and hone Sebastian’s skills for what lies ahead.
“Sebastian will undoubtedly be in the headlines throughout the season. We are ready to dig in and fight for a driver and team championship this season.”