Driving the No. 15 Ford Mustang with the experienced Scott Maxwell, the Guernsey teenager currently tops the GT4 drivers’ championship by five points from Jordan Collard and Lewis Proctor of Tolman Motorsport.
The stakes have been set particularly high by the Multimatic Motorsports duo’s current credentials.
Winning at Brands Hatch would, remarkably, give them a real chance of wrapping up the drivers’ crown with a race to spare – something that has not been achieved since 2015.
Young Priaulx is highly positive ahead of this weekend’s action, racing on a track he is so fond of.
‘Brands Hatch this weekend – love the place. Won there on each of my five visits, let’s see if we can make it six,’ he wrote on social media.
‘It will be my third time racing on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend. Is there a better track in the UK?’
The duo have mastered maximising results from races where success penalties have slowed their progress.
In their recent trip to Spa-Francorchamps, the Mustang finished sixth despite serving the 20sec. handicap incurred for winning at Donington as well as an additional Silver Cup time.
But while the latter remains in place this weekend, Priaulx and Maxwell will be free from success penalties while they fight for their third victory of the season.
Collard and Proctor enter the weekend with a 15sec. penalty as third-placed Tom Canning and Ash Hand, who won at Spa, face a full 20sec.
Free practice and qualifying takes place today ahead of tomorrow’s race, which starts at 1pm.