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Olympic hero Hoy to make British GT return at Donington

Wednesday, May 22 2019

Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy will make his British GT return this summer, after confirming a tie-up with the Multimatic GT4 team, racing a Ford Mustang.

The cyclist-turned-racing driver switched from two wheels to four after retiring from competitive cycling in 2013. Since then he has raced in various series, including the British GT Championship and the Le Mans Series. In 2016 Hoy took on the challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours, completing the epic race on his debut.

Now he returns to the series in which he last competed in 2014, for the Donington Park round on 22-23 June, and is looking forward to the action.

Hoy said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to race the Ford Mustang GT4. The car already has a great racing pedigree in North America so I'm excited to see what that American muscle can do at Donington and Spa. Multimatic is one of the automotive industry's best kept secrets as they work on so many extremely cool but extremely secret programmes. I've seen the success they made of the Ford GT programme so I'm excited to get behind the wheel of one of their cars."   

The successful Ford Mustang GT4 is already a British GT race-winner and the team is looking forward to witnessing the competitive spirit of an Olympian behind the wheel.

Multimatic's Chief Technical Officer, Larry Holt said: "It's fantastic to have Chris joining us for a couple of races in the Mustangs, I think it's a great fit for the team and the series. I know that he'll really enjoy the car and I'm obviously aware that he's a pretty good pedaller, so with the two guys we are partnering him with a good result is definitely in the cards. At Donington, Chris will be driving with Billy Johnson, another of our WEC stars and a Mustang specialist, which should also result in a top finish."

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