Matt Cowley has completed Academy Motorsport’s 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship line-up.
The experienced Formula Ford racer switches to another of the Blue Oval’s iconic models this year when he partners Jordan Albert in Academy’s #61 Ford Mustang GT4. The car, previously entered by Multimatic Motorsports, claimed two victories and finished second in the Drivers’ standings during its debut British GT campaign last season.
Cowley is also no stranger to Academy after spending 2019 contesting the GT4 European Series with the team’s Aston Martin. He also tested the Mustang during British GT’s Media Day at Snetterton on March 3 following an initial taster at the end of last season.
“Last year was my first season in a GT car and it was fantastic,” he said. “I had a test in the Mustang in November and really liked the way the car drove and handled. The time in the car during the British GT Media Day reinforced my view of what a great race car it is and that I wanted to return to Academy for a second season.
“I’m really excited to have the chance to race in British GT with Academy Motorsport, Jordan Albert as a team-mate and a competitive package.”
Academy’s Managing Director, Matt Nicoll-Jones, who also shares the team’s second Mustang with Will Moore this season, added: “I’m thrilled to have Matthew back in the team. He was a strong contender last season and he works hard. He’s a great asset to have in the team, and I’m sure together him and Jordan will form a very competitive pairing.”