Racing was written in the stars for Sebastian Priaulx, son of three-time World Touring Car Champion, Andy, and grandson of single-seater racer, Graham. Seb, as he is known, starting racing at the tender age of eight and soon started to draw attention to himself by regularly topping the timesheets, a habit that hasn’t changed to this day.
With multiple karting titles under his belt, Seb moved up to racing cars, at the age of 14, in 2015 in the Ginetta Junior Series Winter Championship as a precursor to a full season entry in 2016. After being classed as second best rookie in 2016 he took the Winter Series title that year before another storming season in 2017 where he finished as runner-up with seven wins under his belt.
Single-seaters beckoned in 2018 in the shape of the British Formula 4 Championship and by the third race Seb was winning again. With eight further podiums, including another win, he proved he had what it takes to go all the way.
In 2019 Seb joined Multimatic Motorsports as the team was gearing up for its British GT debut with a pair of Ford Mustang GT4s. He and his team mate, Scott Maxwell, won at the first event at Oulton Park in Cheshire and ultimately finished the season as runners-up.
Multimatic rewarded Seb by giving him his US racing debut in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Road Atlanta in late 2019. He won the race.
After a strong debut season in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, racing alongside Scott Maxwell in the Ford Mustang GT4, Seb was given a new challenge for 2021.
The inaugural season of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America got underway at Sebring in March 2021. Multimatic placed Seb with Kelly-Moss Racing, where he grabbed the opportunity to show that he has what it takes to go to the top of his profession by taking pole position and winning the first race. He went on to have a spectacular season, taking 12 pole positions, six victories and seven further podium finishes on his way to winning the championship title.
Breakthrough victory comes at the “Le Mans rehearsal”
The 6 Hours of Spa is traditionally the dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, providing the teams with a final opportunity to hone their cars and their crews for “the big one”. There is no better run-up to Le Mans than winning at Spa, and that is exactly what...
Sebastian Priaulx is Champion of the inaugural Porsche Carrera Cup North America!
Sebastian Priaulx has become the first ever Porsche Carrera Cup North America Champion and the first winner of the Al Holbert Cup. The 20 year-old fourth-generation racer from the Channel Islands took the title in the first of three 45-minute races at Road Atlanta but...
The inaugural Porsche Carrera Cup North America will crown its first-ever Champion this week
Sebastian Priaulx heads to Georgia this week for the final races of the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North America. It’s a triple header event at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and by the end of the two days of intense completion the close fought 2021 Championship will be...