We’ve had a great year supporting the Academy Motorsport team and couldn’t be more pleased for their drivers Erik Cowley and Matt Evans who brought home the winner’s trophy after an almighty finale on Sunday at Donnington Park.
It was a nail-biting day as going into the race there were still six of the 17 GT4 entrants all with the title in their reach. Starting the day with a 16.5-point deficit Erik & Matt in the #61 Mustang had to overcome significant odds to secure 1st. Academy’s newest recruit Evans took the wheel first, and managed to wind his way from seventh up to third place ahead of competition favourites Optimum Motorsport. After the pit stop changeover added time, Cowley rejoined the race all the way down at 10th position, but charged his way forward to gain 1st ahead of Race Lab’s McLaren Artura.
Will Moore and Matt Nicoll-Jones also succeeded finishing in 5th with the teams other #62 car – earning them Silver overall in the teams Championship and making this Academy Motorsports most successful British GT to date in their sixth generation Ford Mustangs, developed by Multimatic Motorsport and Ford Performance.
As proud sponsors, Guy and the team here at Nemesis UK Performance have enjoyed working alongside Academy Motorsport over the past 10 months. We’ve enjoyed the highs and lows behind the scenes and had an awesome experience sharing the asphalt with their drivers at each of the additional track days we attended this summer, putting our own project Mustang to the test alongside Academy’s practice car - ‘the Beast’. What’s more, we have been able to share each experience with our loyal customers which has been the cherry on top, providing exclusive access to meet the drivers and crews at each of the British GT Race Weekends up and down the country – and hopefully inspired more of you to become #PerformanceDriven with upgrades to your own Mustangs and Muscle cars.
Check out our latest article showcasing the Beast and its full list of mods, all supplied by Nemesis UK and available to purchase online – including our newest product offering, the ESS Supercharger for S550 Mustangs!
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