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About

Multimatic Motorsports is the competition arm of Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations.

Since 1992, motorsport has provided Multimatic with a high-speed laboratory where innovative engineering, creative thinking and rapid problem-solving are the keys to success.

The vastly experienced organisation operates manufacturer and customer race programmes from state-of-the-art facilities in North America and the UK.

From humble beginnings in showroom stock competition, Multimatic Motorsports has established a tradition of building and developing its own race cars over the past three decades. Through five generations of production-based Mustangs, numerous open and closed top sports cars, and more recently the Le Mans winning Ford GT’s and highly successful Mazda RT24-P DPi cars, the organisation is unique in its ability to design, engineer, build, develop and campaign racing cars at the highest levels of sports car competition across the globe.

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Looking Back

Multimatic Motorsports is the only Canadian team to have taken outright victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring, winning it for Mazda in 2020. It is also the only Canadian team to have a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, capturing the LMP 675 victory in 2000.

Other notable achievements include the inaugural Daytona Prototype win at the 2003 24 Hours of Daytona, the GT2 class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2006 as well as multiple trips to the top step of the podium with the Ford GT in the FIA World Endurance Championship between 2016 and 2019. The organisation has also collected six major North American team championships and numerous driver honours in GT racing.

Through the Years

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  • 2020

  • This was the year that began with pole position and a podium finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and ended with outright victory at the Sebring 12 Hour, the first time in history for a Canadian team.

    In early March 2020, Multimatic Motorsports was gearing up to take full operational responsibility for the Mazda DPi programme when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The 2020 IMSA season was pushed back until it was safe for racing to resume. Out of its US base on Gasoline Alley in Mooresville, NC, the team got ready for the restart at Daytona on the Fourth of July weekend. An emphatic 1-2 finish for the Mazdas showed that the Multimatic crew hadn’t missed a beat, even in a global pandemic.

    Further podiums followed but Mazda would have to wait for its next win until the championship circled around to Sebring for the 12 hour classic in November. Running a calm and considered strategy, the #55 Mazda of Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Ryan Hunter-Reay, came through the drama and chaos to finish in first place, taking the Mazda RT24-P’s first endurance win and the first outright Sebring 12 Hour victory for Multimatic Motorsports.

    Multimatic and its customer teams continued to campaign the Ford Mustang GT4 across the globe in 2020, with the works team running in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge where the highlight was a mid-season podium at Road Atlanta. Academy Motorsport grabbed more glory for the Mustang, taking a commanding win in the British GT race at Brands Hatch, along with multiple pole positions and several lap records.

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  • 2019

  • The final three races of the FIA World Endurance Championship “Superseason” began at Sebring in March 2019 where the Ford GT took a strong podium finish. The Ford WEC programme finale took place at Le Mans that June and the Multimatic-run #67 car was the top finishing Ford GT in fourth place after 24 hours of gruelling racing, bringing the chequered flag down on a memorable campaign. Over four years the two WEC Ford GTs and the two IMSA cars notched up 48 podium finishes and 19 race victories.

    In the summer of 2019 the long anticipated breakthrough came for the Multimatic designed and built Mazda RT24-P, now being race engineered by Multimatic in addition to the performance support that had been ongoing since the programme’s inception. Victory at Watkins Glen in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship six hour enduro, was immediately followed by consecutive wins at Mosport (CTMP) and Road America, claiming an incredible hat trick during the “Mazda Summer”.

    The Ford Mustang GT4 made its European debut in 2019, entered in the British GT Championship by Multimatic Motorsports. The #15 car took its first win of the year at the season opening race at Oulton Park in the hands of Sebastian Priaulx and Scott Maxwell. They won again at Donington later in the year and finished as championship runners-up by a narrow margin. The #19 Mustang saw action from a series of special guest drivers including Sir Chris Hoy, Andy Priaulx, Billy Johnson, Jade Buford, Jack Roush Jr and a number of others. The team also ran the Mustang GT4 in selected rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship where Sebastian Priaulx celebrated his US racing debut by winning the season finale race at Road Atlanta alongside NASCAR star Austin Cindric.

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  • 2018

  • The Ford GT programme moved into its third year in 2018 and for the Multimatic pair of Ford GTs heralded the start of the WEC “Superseason” that would run from May 2018 until June 2019 and feature two 24 Hours of Le Mans. The season got off to a great start with a win at Spa-Francorchamps for Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla in the #66 GT, while Harry Tincknell demonstrated the strength of the chassis with an almighty ‘off’ at Eau Rouge. A bruising Le Mans saw the GTs classified sixth and 12th at the flag but at the following two races the #67 GT was back in the game, taking two consecutive podium finishes.

    2018 was the first year of competition for Mazda Team Joest, campaigning the Mazda RT24-P that had been redeveloped by Multimatic. The team received full engineering support from Multimatic.

    In North America, the Ford Mustang GT4 had a very strong debut season, winning the manufacturers title in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

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  • 2017

  • Year two of the Ford GT programme saw Multimatic continue to run two Ford GTs in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The season started well with a dominant win at Silverstone for the #67 GT of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Pipo Derani. Multimatic came tantalisingly close at Le Mans in 2017 with second place for the #67 after incredible performances from Priaulx, Tincknell and Derani. Balance of Performance adjustments hit the team hard after Le Mans but the Ford GT was back on the winning track by the end of the season, taking victory at Shanghai and a podium finish at the season finale in Bahrain.

    Multimatic Motorsports chose to sit out the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in order to focus on homologating and constructing the brand new Mustang GT4 for use by customer teams in GT4-class competition worldwide.

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  • 2016

  • To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its historic 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launched a new Ford GT race car, which was engineered, built and homologated by Multimatic.

    Multimatic Motorsports Europe was established as a base to run Ford’s FIA World Endurance Championship campaign. Multimatic signed Andy Priaulx, Stefan Mücke, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla for the full WEC campaign, with part-season drives by Billy Johnson and Marino Franchitti. The team took the Ford GT’s first WEC victory at Fuji Speedway in Japan that year, closely followed by another win in Shanghai. The organisation teamed with Chip Ganassi Racing for an international effort that saw Ford reach its milestone goal of a GTE Pro class victory at Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of its 1966 win.

    In North America, the team’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge campaign was truly dominant. Multimatic’s single Ford Shelby GT350R-C faced a strong GS grid and delivered six pole positions, six wins, and championship titles for Scott Maxwell, Billy Johnson, and Ford.

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  • 2015

  • The team ran a two-car Mustang effort in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, beginning with the familiar Boss 302Rs for the first three rounds. The all-new Ford Shelby GT350R-C debuted at Watkins Glen in June, taking pole position there and going on to win two of its first three races. Co-drivers Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson finished the season tied for third in the driver standings, while Jade Buford and rookie Austin Cindric tied for sixth.

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  • 2014

  • Multimatic Motorsports fielded a two-car Mustang effort for the first time in three years, campaigning the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in a blue and white Miller Racing livery. Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell were joined by Billy Johnson and Ian James for a season that netted a pole each for #15 and for #158, double-podium at the team’s home race, and a win at the season finale for Johnson/James. Maxwell/Buford would ultimately finish third in the championship.

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  • 2013

  • For the second consecutive season, Multimatic Motorsports fielded a four-car effort in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, focusing on four Aston Martin Vantage V8s in the GS class. The team proved the value of Multimatic’s world-beating chassis development expertise with front-running pace, notching up a record six pole positions for Jade Buford. Overall the team took seven top-ten finishes including two podiums.

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  • 2012

  • Multimatic Motorsports celebrated its 20th anniversary with its largest racing programme so far, campaigning four cars in two classes of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

    As an official partner to Aston Martin Racing, Multimatic debuted the Aston Martin Vantage V8 Grand-Am race car in the GS class where Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster notably finished second at Barber Motorsports Park and third at Lime Rock Park. The team also debuted the turnkey Ford Racing Focus ST-R in the ST class, which is a racing version of the Ford Focus ST road car. The ST-R was under development during the year, and secured a respectable five Top 10 positions.

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  • 2011

  • The team returned to the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with the 2011 Ford Racing Mustang Boss 302R. Rigorous off-season development carried out by Multimatic Motorsports and Ford Racing made the Boss 302R a winner in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class. The Mustang Boss 302R developed into a pace-setting turnkey race car available for purchase for far less money than the BMW M3 or Chevrolet Camaro.

    Highlights included a win for Joe Foster and Scott Maxwell at Barber and a second place finish at Daytona. The first place finish at Barber was the inaugural win for the Mustang Boss 302R in Grand-Am racing.

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  • 2010

  • As the official factory partner to Ford Racing, the team was tasked with designing, engineering and building the brand new Mustang Boss 302R race car in 2010. Multimatic Motorsports ran a two-car, factory-backed entry in the Grand-Am Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class with drivers Scott Maxwell, Joe Foster, Gunnar Jeannette and Frank Montecalvo. Highlights of the season included three pole positions.

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  • 2008

  • Multimatic Motorsports was enlisted to run Hyper Sport’s (now Dempsey Racing) Mustang FR500C entry in the Grand-AM KONI Challenge Series. The team won the triple crown of Grand-Am racing – team, manufacturer, and driver championships. Drivers Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster clocked four pole positions and won twice (Mosport and Barber) on route to the Grand-Am driver’s crown.

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  • 2007

  • The team developed a GT3 version of the Ford Mustang FR500C, named FR500GT. The car became colloquially known as the “man racer” since its predecessor had been nicknamed “boy racer”. The FR500GT was campaigned in selected rounds of the British and European GT Championships. The team also took the FR500C to the first ever round of the GT4 European Series, held at Silverstone that year, and famously won the race.

    Multimatic Motorsports also ran its Daytona Prototype for the final time at the Grand Am race held on the Montreal Grand Prix Circuit.

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  • 2006

  • This is the year the team was enlisted to develop and campaign the factory Panoz Esperante GTLM race car in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class. Running a two-car effort under the Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz banner, the highlights of the season were a win from pole at the 12 Hours of Sebring for Scott Maxwell, David Brabham and Sebastien Bourdais, and a podium at Petit Le Mans.

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  • 2005

  • Multimatic Motorsports led the factory Ford Mustang FR500C assault on the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship, winning the driver, manufacturer and team championships.

    Multimatic also entered a Ford “Team of Champions” in the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Multimatic regular Scott Maxwell was joined by NASCAR stars Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth.

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  • 2004

  • Multimatic began development of the new Grand Am Cup 2005 Ford Mustang FR500C, which made its debut at Daytona in February 2005 with a 1-2 finish.

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  • 2003

  • Multimatic becomes the first team ever to win the new Daytona Prototype Class in the 41st running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Scott Maxwell joined fellow Canadian driver David Empringham and Australian David Brabham, taking the win in a car designed, developed and raced by Multimatic.

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  • 2002

  • Multimatic won its largest motorsports contract so far when MBD Sportscars asked the team to re-engineer and campaign two existing Panoz LMP07 race cars. The project included installation of a new Mugen 4.0L V8 engine, performing ongoing engineering development and providing race expertise to the team and to run the two Panoz LMP07 prototypes in the American Le Mans LMP900 class.

    This was also the year that Multimatic completed an agreement with Ford Racing Technology to be the exclusive constructor of the Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype. The Daytona Prototypes being the premier class in the Rolex Sportscar Series.

    Multimatic Motorsports also ran two Porsche GT3 Cup cars in the Grand Am Cup Series for Doncaster Racing, winning the overall championship.

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  • 2001

  • At the 24 Hours at Daytona this year, Multimatic Motorsports ran the BMS Porsche GT1 squad; a significant two-car effort for the last serious competitive outing of the first-generation 911-based GT1. Scott Maxwell took the GTS pole from the highly-touted factory Corvette team. BMS battled for the GTS lead throughout the first third of the race before falling prey to mechanical issues. Both cars finished strongly though with the 01 entry running an almost flawless race to third in class and sixth overall.

    The team also ran a limited Grand Am SR2 programme with the Le Mans winning Lola B2K/40, demonstrating strong performances at all races, highlighted by a pole position at Road America and a podium at Mid-Ohio. In the Grand-Am Cup street stock championship, Multimatic ran the Doncaster Racing entry and continued to develop the fastest showroom stock Mustang in the world to compete in the Super Grand Sport class.

    During the second half of the American Le Mans Series season, Multimatic engineered and contributed significant technical support to Dick Barbour Racing, culminating in winning at Petit Le Mans.

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  • 2000

  • This is the year that Multimatic Motorsports became the first and so far the only Canadian team to take a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans! Running an SR2 Lola B2K/40 with a Multimatic designed and built chassis, the team took victory in the LMP675 class.

    The team continued to develop the Multimatic Lola B98/10 with the Nicholson McLaren Twin Turbo Cosworth and ran it in both the 24 Hours at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

    The team ran a limited Grand-Am GTS programme with Multimatic’s Porsche GT2 Twin Turbo on behalf of Doncaster Racing. Although outdated, this car won the Mid-Ohio round and placed third at Phoenix.

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  • 1999

  • The Lola B98/10 World Sports Car made its debut this year, competing in selected events including Atlanta, Donington and Mosport, qualifying in the top ten against factory supported efforts and taking a ninth place overall finish at Mosport.

    Multimatic campaigned three Ford Mustang Cobras in the Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship and won Ford’s first ever Manufacturer’s Championship in showroom stock racing. They finished second in the Team Championship with nine podium finishes including wins at Sebring, Mosport and Trois-Rivieres. Multimatic also received the “Motorola High Tech Team” award.

    Scott Maxwell led the team to its best Grand Sport season ever, setting five new track records at Atlanta, Mosport, Trois-Rivieres, Watkins Glen and Daytona. He received the Hoosier award for most pole positions (8 out of 9) and the Speed Stick Award for the most fastest laps.

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  • 1998

  • Multimatic Motorsports campaigned four Ford Mustang Cobras in the Motorola Cup North American Street Stock Championship. The dominant Ford team finished third in the championship with convincing wins at Montreal and Mid-Ohio and a host of podium finishes. Multimatic’s lead driver Scott Maxwell finished third in the Motorola Cup driver’s championship with a total of 7 podium finishes in 13 races. Jason Priestley placed 10th in the driver’s championship and obtained his first ever career win at the Mid-Ohio race event in June.

    Multimatic’s in-house developed GTS1 Mustang was campaigned in selected events including the 24 Hours at Daytona where a strong run through the first half of the race was thwarted by mechanical problems that dropped the team to 38th at the finish. The car also ran two Canada Challenge Cup races where it won outright despite strong competition from FIA GT1 Porsches.

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  • 1997

  • The team ran four cars in three North American professional championships in 1997, finishing fourth in the Sports Car GTS1 Team Championship, despite missing both Daytona and Sebring races and the arrival of numerous FIA GT1 cars. In his first year of driving purpose-built, high horsepower GT cars, Jason Priestley won Sports Car’s most improved driver award and finished sixth in the driver’s championship. His partner, Scott Maxwell finished fifth in the driver’s points.

    Development work continued on the Multimatic GTS1 car with versions of the Multimatic’s proprietary Suspension Module used on all corners of the vehicle.

    The team also campaigned both 4.6 litre SVT Cobra and 5.8 litre Cobra R Mustangs in Canadian and US national championships with a best series finish of sixth in the Enduroseries. Numerous pole positions and podium finishes maintained Multimatic’s reputation as a front running showroom stock competitor.

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  • 1996

  • Premiered Ford’s new SVT Cobra Mustang and the 4.6 litre, 4V modular V8 engine in its first racing appearance worldwide. The team went on to have a strong season of front row qualifications, top three finishes and one major race win, all resulting in a third place championship finish.

    Continued development of the GTS1 car with three events campaigned. Finishing third in Dallas and two DNFs while leading (one engine failure and one crash) proved that the GTS1 car was a strong contender despite budget limitations.

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  • 1995

  • Accumulated more pole positions and fastest laps than any other team in the Canadian National Enduroseries. The team continued to dominate the series but missed a third championship due to engine durability problems.

    Designed, built and developed an innovative IMSA GTS1 car completely in-house. Finished third in first race and became first privateer to seriously compete with the factory-supported efforts of Oldsmobile and Nissan.

    The team won its class in the Car & Driver One Lap Of America with a Multimatic-prepared Ford Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV), winning every event and finishing among the GT1 cars some twenty places ahead of the next car in class.

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  • 1994

  • Multimatic Motorsports designed, built and debuted the very first showroom stock race car based on the new-for-1994, fourth-generation Ford Mustang; the beginning of a journey that went on to encompass six generations of Mustang race cars.

    The car took second place in the Canadian National Michelin Enduroseries with two race wins for the only Ford Mustang running against as many as 14 GM Camaro/Firebirds.

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  • 1993

  • The team won the Canadian Endurance Road Racing Championship’s Sport class and Scott Maxwell took his second straight national driver’s championship, taking five wins along the way. Work the team began on the development of the Taurus SHO in 1992 continued, achieving a reduction of almost three seconds a lap at Mosport.

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  • 1992

  • Multimatic Motorsports’ first year of competition was a great success. Winners of the Firestone Firehawk National Endurance Sport class championship with Scott Maxwell also taking the driver’s championship by a huge margin, the team took six wins on its way to victory. A high level of preparation limited racing failures to just one non-terminal gearbox problem all season. The team also took second place in the manufacturers championship for Ford just 60 points behind Porsche and 190 points ahead of third placed Honda.

Marco Signoretti wins the first ever Sports Car Championship Canada

Marco Signoretti wins the first ever Sports Car Championship Canada

The inaugural season of Sports Car Championship Canada has its first Champion and it is Multimatic Motorsports’ Marco Signoretti.  Marco takes the title after sweeping the series, winning all 12 races in the six event, double header championship. Sports Car...