(3 August 2021) – Mooresville, NC: Multimatic Motorsports is heading into another intense weekend of high-octane competition across North America.
In Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title fight continues for Mazda Motorsports, who continue to hold-on to second place after a win in the Six Hours of Watkins Glen. Sharing the bill at Road America, Sebastian Priaulx will also be on track, fighting to re-take the lead in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America. Multimatic Motorsports will be additionally competing closer to home as Marco Signoretti continues his dominant Ford Mustang GT4 campaign in the Sports Car Championship Canada at Calabogie Motorsports Park.
History has shown that the Mazda RT24-P is well-suited to the high-speed Road America track and it needs to be. Every battle in the DPi class this season has been a furiously fast-paced dogfight. Mazda won this race in 2019 but were beaten by Mother Nature in 2020 when a sudden rain storm upended the order while the #77 Mazda was leading.
Sitting in second place in the championship, Harry Tincknell and Oliver Jarvis are aware of the challenge ahead but they are eager to go back into battle at this incredible track.
“Road America is one of best tracks in the world,” said Tincknell. “It has a good mix of high-speed, flowing corners, straights where you can slipstream and some heavy braking zones, which provide good overtaking opportunities. It has an awesome rhythm to it, with corners like Turn 1, The Carousel and The Kink, which are really fearsome but exciting corners. You need a good all-round car here. It has some big kerbs so you need good damping and we have that with DSSV.
“We have good memories from previous races at Road America, especially from 2019 as it was the scene of the third of the summer hat-trick of wins. That was one of the biggest battles I’ve had in a race. It went down to the final lap and I had to do a triple stint with no air-conditioning but we got the win. We were unlucky last year as we were leading the race but then the heavens opened at the wrong moment and took away the win. We know the car works well at Road America so hopefully we can fight for the victory. We have the speed, we have the team and we have the strategy to get the job done.”
Over in the Porsche paddock, Sebastian Priaulx will continue his rookie season in the Porsche Carrera Cup with Kelly-Moss Racing. The young Briton is having to fight for every scrap of race track this year, such is the level of competition, and he is enjoying every moment of the challenge.
“I really enjoyed racing at Road America in the Mustang last year,” said Priaulx. “It’s a fast, technical track and it requires some serious commitment. My goal is the same as always and that is to win both races; I’m feeling confident and I know I can do it. I’ve done a lot of work since the last race, culminating in a test at Road America last week. I want that championship lead back and I will be giving it my all.”
The new-for-2021 Sports Car Championship Canada will make its debut at Calabogie Motorsports Park this weekend, providing Marco Signoretti with another opportunity to shine in the Multimatic-run Ford Mustang GT4.
“I have learnt so much already this year, racing the Mustang,” said Signoretti. “These SCCC races are an amazing opportunity for me to learn how to hustle the Mustang from the best guys in the business, learn how to do the perfect qualifying lap, learn about race tactics, and then put it all together to get the results.”
Multimatic Motorsports boss Larry Holt has a busy weekend ahead of him but he knows he has the team to get the job done.
He said: “Five races in three series in two countries could be a little daunting, but our teams are all independent and we have the best people in the business to execute, so I’ll be in Road America on the box watching live with one eye and keeping the other on the SSCC timing.”
“I can’t say enough about what Marco has achieved in the Mustang so far this year with four for four wins in a range of different conditions, he has risen to every challenge. Seb is under massive pressure in Carrera Cup with every race going down to the wire, but he has been training hard through the break since Watkins Glen and he is better prepared than ever for this coming weekend. And we are really under pressure to produce with the Mazda to try and catch the WTR Acura for the Championship lead.”
“We have the car, the team and the drivers to get it done, it’s going to be all about execution, and I’m fully confident we can and will.”
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From: Multimatic Motorsports Communications