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Priaulx excited to race in USA for the first time

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SEB PRIAULX takes his blossoming career transatlantic for the first time this weekend.

Seb Priaulx will make his US racing debut this week. (Picture by Jakob Ebrey Photography, 25805777)

Fresh from his headline-grabbing season in the British GT Championship, where he finished as vice-champion, Priaulx will make his US racing debut competing in the Michelin Pilot Challenge as Multimatic teammate to Austin Cindric in the No. 15 Ford Mustang GT4.

Joining them in the sister No. 22 Mustang GT4 are Chase Briscoe and Cole Custer, who along with Cindric compete full-time in the Nascar Xfinity Series.

The Ford Nascar drivers are always popular guests in the Multimatic Mustangs and Priaulx in particular is looking forward to racing with them.

‘I can’t wait for Road Atlanta,’ the Sarnian said.

‘I get to race the GT4 Mustang with the Nascar guys at a track that I have heard so much about.

‘It’s a new challenge for me as I have never even raced in the US before.

‘It’s an exciting challenge and I hope I can do a great job for everyone at Multimatic.’

The two-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race takes place on Friday, 7.25pm BST.

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Multimatic’s chief technical officer Larry Holt explained that the Mustangs were a model they have been developing and running since 1994.

‘It’s been a great season in British GT and IMSA Michelin Pilot Cup and we’re aggressively hunting the top step of the podium in Atlanta,’ he said.

‘The Nascar “kids” have blown me away this year and all of them could compete at the top of any road racing series in the world in my opinion.

‘Scott Maxwell would normally join Austin for this race but he, Sean [Mason] and I thought it would be a secret surprise to bring Sebby in.

‘Austin won his first IMSA race with us back in 2015 in the Shelby GT350R-C when he was 16 years old and so it is appropriate for us to stick our present youngest driver in with him this coming weekend.’

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