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Multimatic Inks Deals with Priaulx Father-Son Duo

Andy Priaulx and son Sebastian Priaulx sign long-term deals with Multimatic…

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Anglo-Canadian racing team and constructor Multimatic Motorsports has signed father and son duo Andy and Sebastian Priaulx to its driver roster.

Three-time World Touring Car champion Andy will take on an “advisory role” with the company’s racing projects whilst continuing to race competitively.

GT racing prospect Sebastian, meanwhile, has joined the organization on a “multi-year” contract.

Both drivers have strong links to Multimatic’s recent motorsport programs.

Andy drove for the Multimatic-run Ford GT squad in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2016 to 2019 while Sebastian contested last year’s British GT season in a Multimatic Ford Mustang GT4.

Sebastian also made his first race appearance in North America in October, winning the final round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series at Road Atlanta with Austin Cindric.

“Andy and Seb are second and third generation Priaulx racers, so high octane petrol flows through that family’s veins,” said Multimatic chief technical officer Larry Holt.

“Sebastian blew us, and everybody else, away last year in British GT and so we are committed to developing his talent this coming year by running him at North American circuits in the GT4 Mustang.

“Andy was a hero of the Ford GT race program and has the development skills and speed to make a significant contribution to the many programs that Multimatic has underway and ultimately continue to add to our win tally.”

Race programs for the father-son pairing will be announced in due course, while Sebastian is set to test “some higher performance machinery,” according to Holt.

“This is a career-defining moment for me and I want to thank Larry Holt and Multimatic for making this possible,” said Sebastian.

“This now gives me the foundation to focus on developing my skills and knowledge and working my way up the motorsport ladder and Multimatic is the best place for me to do this.”

Andy added: “When I joined Multimatic for the WEC program in 2016 I was simply blown away with the Ford GT, the engineering, design and skills of the people behind the project.

“That program sadly came to an end but I’m delighted that I have been able to secure my long term future with Multimatic, not only from a driving perspective but also to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience in other ways outside of the car.

“I have to say a massive thank you to Larry for his faith in me and now also my son. Larry develops and nurtures talent and has given us an opportunity that is beyond our dreams.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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