Sir Chris Hoy back to British GT in two races with Ford WEC drivers

Sir Chris Hoy will return to British GT and team up with Ford World Endurance Championship drivers in the Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 at Spa and Donington Park

Sir Chris Hoy back to British GT in two races with Ford WEC drivers

Hoy will line up alongside three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx at Spa and American Billy Johnson at Donington Park.

The six-time Olympic champion won the European Le Mans Series LMP3 title in 2015, a year after graduating from British GT following a season driving an RJN-run Nissan GT-R GT3.

His best result that year was a second-place finish at Spa.

"Multimatic is one of the automotive industry's best-kept secrets as they work on so many extremely cool but secret programmes," said Hoy.

"I've seen the success they made of the Ford GT programme so I'm excited to get behind the wheel of one of their cars."

Hoy recently took part in the World Rallycross Championship's Barcelona round, and drove a Formula E demo car ahead of the Rome E-Prix.

At Spa, Factory Ford WEC driver Priaulx will race against his son Seb, who scored the Mustang's maiden series victory at Oulton Park earlier this year alongside Scott Maxwell.

Priaulx, who will be making his British GT debut, last appeared in a domestic championship in 2015, when he won two British Touring Car Championship races in a West Surrey Racing BMW 125i M Sport.

"This is a real privilege for me," said Priaulx. "I can't thank the team enough for inviting me to drive with Chris in the number 19 car alongside Sebastian in his usual number 15 with Scott Maxwell.

"While we will be racing against each other, I don't see this as rivalry but a fantastic opportunity to help Seb and the team that is fighting for the championship.

"I have a bit of experience behind me so hopefully I can help them with such things as data!"

shares
comments
Promoted: Jack Butel targets strong British GT Snetterton result

Previous article

Promoted: Jack Butel targets strong British GT Snetterton result

Next article

Promoted: "Good results on the cards" says AMR driver Alex Toth-Jones

Promoted: "Good results on the cards" says AMR driver Alex Toth-Jones
Load comments
The questions posed by British F4's imminent shake-up Plus

The questions posed by British F4's imminent shake-up

It’s all change in British F4 next year with a different car, engine and promoter. But with the British motorsport governing body set to become a competitor to organising clubs, and a question mark over the external funding to replace the shortfall previously put in by Ford, a lot remains unclear

National
Sep 23, 2021
The 17 penalties that led to a bizarre timetable issue Plus

The 17 penalties that led to a bizarre timetable issue

OPINION: An unprecedented 17 alleged cases of gaining an advantage at Thruxton’s Club chicane in Ginetta Junior made for a set of truly baffling events, and poses further questions about the consistency of penalties in such situations

National
Sep 2, 2021
The question marks resulting from national racing's rediscovered freedoms Plus

The question marks resulting from national racing's rediscovered freedoms

OPINION: When government restrictions relaxed last month, so too did rules surrounding how club events operate, leading to a range of views on the best way forward. Beyond scrutineering, there's also the matter of in-person driver briefings and trainee marshal involvement to consider too

National
Aug 27, 2021
The uncertainty and opportunity of British F3's enforced identity change Plus

The uncertainty and opportunity of British F3's enforced identity change

OPINION: It was inevitable that British F3 would need a new identity someday amid the FIA’s stance on series outside its remit using the ‘F3’ branding. But while its mid-season switch to the GB3 moniker was met with some surprise, many championship insiders are adamant that nothing will change

National
Aug 11, 2021
The E-Type 'Beast' that took on club racing's greats Plus

The E-Type 'Beast' that took on club racing's greats

Thousands of Jaguar E-Types were produced over the years, but 60 years on from its birth, none can quite match the mighty machine that was campaigned with great success in club racing by Malcolm Hamilton

National
Aug 9, 2021
The F1 techniques club racers can use to go faster Plus

The F1 techniques club racers can use to go faster

Mercedes engineer James Wingfield is used to data in his F1 day job, but the Caterham racer shows how grassroots club drivers can also benefit from the tool

National
Aug 1, 2021
Why the Jaguar E-type remains special at 60 Plus

Why the Jaguar E-type remains special at 60

It’s 60 years since the Jaguar E-type arrived and caused a sensation. As our resident racer Ben Anderson discovered when he got behind the wheel of two special racing versions at Brands Hatch, the thrill of driving them hasn't diminished over time

GT
Jul 31, 2021
10 reasons to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed Plus

10 reasons to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed

It’s almost two years since Goodwood last hosted a public motorsport event, but the stars, cars and fans are now set to flock back this weekend. Here are 10 of the key elements that will make this year’s Festival of Speed unmissable

National
Jul 7, 2021