A landmark moment for the Priaulx family has seen father and son racers Andy and Sebastian both sign new multi-year deals with Multimatic Motorsports.
The exciting news extends a partnership between Andy and Multimatic that started back in 2016 when he joined their World Endurance Championship programme with Ford. He has remained an important member of the team ever since and secured ten WEC podiums with them.
The Guernseyman will be taking on an expanded role at Multimatic Motorsport, with a new range of responsibilities including an advisory role within the business and work on various racing projects. He’ll still be in the driving seat too, with a 2020 programme announced in due course.
Sebastian meanwhile joined the team last year and starred in his maiden British GT Championship campaign, winning two races on his way to second in the GT4 standings. The season included a special weekend at Spa-Francorchamps as father and son raced against each other as team-mates.
Following up on a victory on his US racing debut in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with Multimatic at the end of the year, Sebastian has started his 2020 season already by topping the timesheets in the ROAR test at Daytona earlier this month and will be racing there next weekend in the IMPC.
Andy Priaulx: “When I joined Multimatic for the WEC programme in 2016 I was simply blown away with the Ford GT, the engineering, design and skills of the people behind the project. That programme sadly came to an end in 2019 but I’m delighted that I have been able to secure my long term future with Multimatic.
“That’s both 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!”
Seb Priaulx: “This is a career defining moment for me and I want to thank Larry Holt and Multimatic for making this possible. 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. I am so motivated and excited about what the future might bring.”
Larry Holt, Multimatic Chief Technical Officer: “Andy and Seb are second and third generation Priaulx racers, so high octane petrol flows through that family’s veins. 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.
“We will also be testing him in some higher performance machinery. Andy was a hero of the Ford GT race programme and has the development skills and speed to make a significant contribution to the many programmes that Multimatic has underway and ultimately continue to add to our win tally. Additionally, he is helping coordinate some of our customer activities, as well as act as a “Hockey Dad” to his offspring…..the last thing, not at my request!”
Image from Jakob Ebrey Photography.