Matt launched his career into professional motor racing after winning the inaugural Silverstone Racing School Scholarship.  Held at Silverstone in 2003 the scholarship came with the prize of a full season's racing in the BRDC Formula Ford Championship.  His first year in car racing came off the back of an impressive 10- year Kart Racing career in which he won the National S2 Karting Championship in 2002.

Since then Matt never looked back. He was crowned BRDC Formula Ford Champion in 2004 before stepping up to Formula Renault UK the following season.  In 2005 BRDC Young Rising Star status was achieved along with Motorsport News ‘Best Newcomer’ before moving on to test for LOLA in Formula 3.  From 2006 Matt was runner-up when he raced in China and the States before returning to the Formula Renault BARC series with more podium success and an early championship lead.  2009 saw a return to Formula Ford 1600 for invitation races and a Class 3rd place in the championship.

Matt also boast’s and impressive Driver Coaching Cv, winning no less than 7 championships with a number of different drivers in Formula Renault and Ginetta Junior respectively. Matt has worked with Seb Morris since the young welsh star stepped up from Karts to cars at the tender age of 13. He has also worked with and alongside Hillspeed since 2007 and has won championships with Pepe Massot, Tom Ingram, Victor Jiminez, James Theodore, Alice Powell, Ahmad Al Harthy and Menesheh Idafar.

 


career highlights

2010 Dubai 24hr Kart Race – 8th
2009

Formula Ford 1600, 3rd Class B Championship

Silverstone, 2nd Place
Snetterton, 3rd, 5th Place

2008

Dubai 24hr Kart Race – 8th

2007

Uniroyal Fun Cup – Endurance Series

2006

Asian Formula Renault
Zhuhai, 2nd Place

BARC Formula Renault UK

3 Races, 2nd, 3rd and 5th place finishes
2005

Formula Renault UK
Awarded BRDC Rising Star Status
Motorsport News ‘Best Newcomer’

2004 BRDC Single Seater Champion

Champion with 3 race wins and 9 podiums.
Winner of Formula 3 test with ADR racing and £30,000 scholarship fund for 2005
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2003

Silverstone Scholarship Winner
Winner of a season’s racing in BRDC Formula Ford with Silverstone Race School.

BRDC Single Seater Championship
Placed 3rd in final standings in only first season since progressing from Kart Racing in 2002.  Achieved 2 race wins and 8 podiums.

2002

National TKM 2-Stroke Challenge Champion
Formula TKM National Karting Championship run in conjunction with the S2 Series.  8 round Series, winner of rounds 1,3,4,6 & 7.

Silverstone 5-Day Intensive Course
Finished 2nd in end of course race.

‘Caliba Champion of Champions Award’ Winner
‘Champion of Champions’ rankings across all the Senior Kart Classes competing in the S2 series.  Achieved highest average of 169.7 over 7 rounds out of a possible 172 maximum.  Prize included a week intensive course at Silverstone Race School, which was completed in October 2002.

2000 Blackbushe Club Champion (Formula TKM)
1999 Kimbolton Club Vice-Champion (Formula TKM)
Roy Mortara Memorial Trophy Winner/Blackbushe
Winter Cup Champion (Formula TKM)/Kimbolton
1997 Qualified for National S1 Championships/Formula Junior TKM
1994

Five novice awards from six races, started kart racing (Formula Cadet)



testimonial

Ken Bowes
Managing Director, Silverstone Race School/Motorsport News, Feb 2003





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