Scott Maxwell and Sebastian Priaulx are looking to better their championship chances after a tough run at Snetterton with a car slowed by performance penalties. The crew of the #15 Ford Mustang GT4 were fast out of the blocks at Race 1 and now it is time to move back up the order.
“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 #19 Ford Mustang will be raced by Harrison Newey and Chad McCumbee, who makes a return to the team after his run at the Oulton Park season-opener.
“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 Silverstone 500 gets underway this Sunday at 12:35 BST. All of the action is available on the livestream at www.britishgt.com.