GMG Racing has announced the return of racing veteran Matt Halliday to the team, joining James Sofronas in its Porsche 911 GT3 R for selected Pirelli World Challenge SprintX events.
As previously confirmed, Sofronas will partner with Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor for the VIR and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park rounds, with Halliday driving the remaining events at Lime Rock Park, Utah Motorsport Campus, and Circuit of the Americas.
“Having Matt join us for the rest of the SprintX season is a major boost to our effort,” said GMG team owner and co-driver James Sofronas.
“Matt has become an integral part of our team over the years, and when you combine his speed with experience he is a major asset to both the team and the series.
“Between Laurens and now Matt I’ll have an impressive couple of co-drivers, and looking at the rest of the talent in the SprintX championship this should be an excellent series of races.
“We’re excited to have Matt on board, and look forward to the next steps.”
A veteran of road racing in series around the world, Halliday joins the team as one of the most experienced drivers in the series.
Born in New Zealand and residing in Los Angeles, the 37-year old joins as a veteran of ChampCar, Australian V8 Supercars, Porsche Carrera Cup and beyond.
Accruing multiple podiums in nearly every series he’s competed in, Matt most recently saw track action with GMG, competing with the team’s Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in both IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge, most notably taking a podium with Sofronas during last year’s SprintX season finale.
Serving both in an instrumental role in the team’s development of the Porsche 911 GT3 R as well as coaching with their driver development program , Halliday’s return to competition is an exciting one.
“It’s great to be back with James and GMG,” Halliday said. “The team’s talent and reputation speaks for itself, and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone for the opportunity.
“The SprintX series has proven to be a very exciting new championship, and I believe James and I should make an excellent combination for our category.
“All the circuits we’re going to are some of the best in the country, and I think our Porsche should be strong at all of them. Combined with the excellent crew and engineering behind the team, we’re all focused on the same goal of achieving results.”