Sebastian Priaulx was born with racing in his blood. Son of three-time FIA World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx MBE and grandson of single-seater racer Graham, it wasn’t long before the third-generation racer was lighting up the timesheets on the kart track.
Starting at eight years of age, the Guernseyman enjoyed early success with multiple karting titles in Cadet, Mini and Junior Max championships, as well as winning the Guernsey Kart Club title aged fourteen. The next stop for the prodigious young talent was car-racing.
Priaulx made the transition in the hugely popular Ginetta Junior Championship, making his debut at the end of 2015 in the Winter Series before tackling a full campaign the following year, with a stunning maiden campaign seeing him finish as the second best rookie on the grid.
The icing on the cake was a storming title success in that year’s Winter Series and his rise up the ranks continued in 2017 as Priaulx sensationally visited the podium thirteen times, including the top step on seven occasions, on his way to finishing second overall in the championship.
A move into single-seater competition and the fiercely competitive Formula 4 British Championship beckoned for 2018. A sensational debut saw Priaulx take a race win in only his third race in the series, with eight more podium finishes following including a second victory.
With that experience under his belt, Priaulx embarked on an exciting new chapter of his career in the 2019 British GT Championship, one of the world’s foremost domestic GT series, behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang GT4 with the renowned Multimatic Motorsports team.
Priaulx and team-mate Scott Maxwell made an immediate impact with a race victory on their debut at Oulton Park. Another victory followed at Donington Park, with a total of three podium finishes and three pole positions guiding them to second in the final GT4 championship standings.
The year came to a superb conclusion with Priaulx taking a sensational victory on his US racing debut in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at Road Atlanta. Following those standout performances, he signed a multi-year deal with Multimatic Motorsports for 2020 and beyond.
A full season in the MPC brought with it more silverware, before he teamed with Multimatic and Kelly-Moss Road and Race to contest the Porsche Carrera Cup North America in 2021. An exceptional campaign saw the rising star record six race wins to be crowned the drivers’ champion.
Priaulx’s hard work and fantastic progress over the years led to an exciting opportunity to compete in the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship, in a Proton Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19.
This season, Priaulx is racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as part of the newly formed AO Racing Porsche Team.