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Multimatic to Run Mustang GT4s in British GT

Multimatic to run Ford Mustang GT4s in British GT; Johnson, Maxwell among drivers…

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Multimatic Motorsports will give the Ford Mustang GT4 its first major European program next year, having confirmed a pair of cars for the British GT Championship on Tuesday.

Billy Johnson, Scott Maxwell and Seb Priaulx have all been confirmed as drivers for the program, run by the team behind the Chip Ganassi Racing GTE-Pro entries in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Mustang GT4 has already made select one-off appearances in Europe, with Maxwell giving it its regional debut in the GT4 European Series Southern Cup round at Circuit Paul Ricard in October 2017.

Motorsport 98 brought the car back to the GT4 European Series earlier this year, with a one-off outing at the Nürburgring.

The car has already had considerable success in the U.S., including winning the manufacturer’s title in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge this season.

“British GT is a fantastic platform to show off our product to potential customers so we’re excited to go head-to-head with the GT4 cars from companies like Aston Martin, McLaren and Mercedes,” said Multimatic vice president Larry Holt.

“We have put together an incredible group of people and resources to run the Ford GTs in WEC and will combine those with the North American Multimatic team to expand our racing program here in England.”

Multimatic regulars Johnson and Maxwell will be joined by 17-year-old Seb Priaulx, the son of FCGR driver Andy.

“Looking forward to every new racing season is always exciting and for me the 2019 one can’t start soon enough,” he said.

“The opportunity to race in British GT is amazing. Also to be with such a great team is something every driver dreams of, and I know I shall learn an awful lot from being part of such a professional outfit.

“I have seen what a competitive championship British GT is and know it will be tough, but I really enjoyed the test in the Mustang and I can’t wait to get out there and race!”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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