Matt Cowley will be returning to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship in 2021 continuing his ongoing partnership with Academy Motorsport driving the team’s Ford Mustang GT4.


The 23-year-old from Stalybridge in Cheshire will be starting his third consecutive season with Academy Motorsport which in 2020 saw him take the team’s first GT4 race win with the Ford Mustang, as well as  fastest laps and pole positions. 

Academy Motorsport is welcoming interest from Silver-graded drivers to accompany Matt Cowley in the Ford Mustang this season. Given Academy Motorsport’s triumphant record, this is a superb opportunity, as the team continues on its quest for British GT4 championship glory.

Commenting on the announcement, Academy Motorsport’s Managing Director, Matt Nicoll-Jones, said: “I’m ecstatic to have Matt back for 2021. He has proven how strong his ability is time and time again. He narrowly missed out on becoming GT4 champion last season, so we certainly have unfinished business with Matt this year. He’s fast becoming part of the furniture here at Academy Motorsport and it’s great to have him back in the car.

“We’re keen to jump right back on the pace and pick up exactly where we left off last year. We’re half way there with Matt, but we also need a silver-rated driver to partner him. We’re looking to speak to interested drivers as soon as possible.”

Upon re-joining the team, Matt Cowley said: “I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to re-join Academy Motorsport for my third season, along with my second season in the superb Ford Mustang. We had some fantastic results last season, we know the car well, it’s a proven front runner and capable of winning the championship. Academy Motorsport is a fantastic team, with high levels of commitment in technical and engineering support from Multimatic.

“Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported me along the way. It’s great to be able to do what I really enjoy and to keep supporting Caudwell Children, Nordoff Robbins and Shaw Mind charities.”

Larry Holt, Executive Vice-President, Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations Group, added: “It’s great that Academy Motorsport will be back in the British GT Championship with the Ford Mustang GT4 this season. They have their sights firmly set on the championship and I’m confident that they have everything required to achieve that goal. At Multimatic we are committed to the success of the Mustang in GT4 and so will continue to provide the highest level of technical and engineering support to the programme. Matt [Cowley] did a fantastic job for the team last year and I know whoever his partner turns out to be will have a highly successful season ahead of them.”

Silver-graded drivers interested in joining Academy Motorsport’s competitive GT4 campaign in 2021 should contact the team directly.


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