Harry Tincknell has signed a multi-year contract extension with Multimatic Motorsports, the company has announced.
The deal ensures that Tincknell will remain part of the Mazda DPi program in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, where he took two victories in 2019.
Tincknell, 28, joined Multimatic in 2016 when he became a part of the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTE Pro program in the FIA World Endurance Championship, teaming with Andy Priaulx and taking four victories.
Prior to this, he had already taken a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Jota Sport and endured a stint as a Nissan factory driver as part of the ill-fated GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 program.
In 2019, the Exeter native signed on with the Mazda DPi program in IMSA and took milestone victories at Watkins Glen and Road America.
“Multimatic took a leap of faith when they signed me up to race the Ford GT in 2016,” said Tincknell. “I had done a fair bit in sportscars at that point but never raced a GT car before. I grabbed that opportunity with both hands and it soon turned into a full-time, four year, factory drive, which I loved every moment of.
My role with Multimatic then led me to the Mazda DPi drive in the US, which is a fantastic programme and taking Mazda’s first win in seven years at Watkins Glen last year, alongside Jonathan (Bomarito) and Olivier (Pla) was a big highlight.
I’m really excited about what the future holds. Considering Multimatic is such a huge, successful company it still feels like a family firm. The Ford GT programme really thrust Multimatic Motorsports as a race team into the spotlight, highlighting what they can do and I hope to be a part of that team for a long time to come.”
Aside from his Mazda commitments, Tincknell remains on loan to Aston Martin Racing for September’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Harry has become deeply integrated into our global motorsports programme and he played a key role in getting the Mazda DPi turned in the right direction,” said Multimatic boss Larry Holt. “He rightly won the car’s first race at Watkins Glen last year, in his own inimitable style, making a bold move on Montoya up into corner eight, ten seconds after I had instructed him to get it done.
As Multimatic’s racing activities grow so does our driving talent pool; having Harry on-board for the next few years significantly enhances our ability to take on the best in the world.”