No more World Touring Cars for Andy

TRIPLE World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx has taken the decision to bow out of the championship as his racing career takes a new direction.

Andy Priaulx after his win in Macau for the Cyan Performance Lynk & Co team. (Picture by Florent Gooden / DPPI, 28370381)
Andy Priaulx after his win in Macau for the Cyan Performance Lynk & Co team. (Picture by Florent Gooden / DPPI, 28370381)

Earlier this year it was announced that Priaulx had taken on a new role with Multimatic, that will see the Guernsey driver develop new cars, to work as an ambassador for the company and also continue to compete on occasion.

That new role with Multimatic and his desire to support his son Seb in his racing career, the way Andy’s father did for him, are among the reasons behind the decision. The travel and quarantine restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have also restricted his ability to jet in and out of the island as he has done previously.

‘This is a new and exciting move for me, but I do admit I will miss a little bit the thrill of the weekly racing battles. However, I have projects with Multimatic that will need a lot of my attention and I would not be able to give them that if I was still racing full-time,’ said Priaulx.

‘I am also a proud racing father and want to give [son] Seb the support I was lucky enough to have from my own father.

'However, I have promised the Multimatic guys that I will not be what they call in Canada a "hockey dad".

'It was a tough call not to take up their [Lynk & Co Cyan racing] offer to continue.'

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