Harrison Newey is set to compete in this weekend’s British GT Championship Silverstone 500 with Multimatic Motorsports in the GT4 class driving one of its Ford Mustangs.
The 20-year-old British driver, who competed in the Asian Le Mans Series this past winter and has been driving in Super Formula this year, will race alongside Chad McCumbee in the team’s #19 Mustang. McCumbee rejoins the team after competing in the opening weekend of the season at Oulton Park.
“I’m really excited to be racing the Mustang,” said Newey. “I haven’t driven a GT4 car before and I think it will be a lot of fun.
“Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks; I think it’s one of the best tracks in the world and it’s always good to race at home. I have a great relationship with Larry (Holt) so when he called me to say ‘come and race the Mustang’ I was really happy.
“It’s great to work with such a cool company like Multimatic, which has done such a good job with so many programmes around the world. The Mustang is a cool car and the guys have done a great job with it so I hope we can carry that on and I think Chad will be teaching me a thing or two about racing the ‘Stang.”
The team’s other Mustang will still be driven by the regular pairing of Scott Maxwell and Seb Priaulx, who are looking to bounce back after a tough weekend at Snetterton last time out.
“We struggled at Snetterton with the penalties,” said Priaulx.
“But we know that it is hard to balance the performance of all of the different cars.
“Hopefully we will be on more of a level playing field at Silverstone as I really enjoy racing there. It’s fast, it’s technical and I think it’s going to suit the Mustang.”
The entry list for the Silverstone 500 has also been revealed in tandem with this announcement, the grid for the meeting featuring a record 42 cars; the biggest British GT field since 2013.
26 of the 42 come in the GT4 class, making it the biggest GT4 grid in the championship’s history too.
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The Silverstone 500 gets underway this Sunday at 12:35 BST.