Photo by RenaultSport

Photo by RenaultSport

Matty will make his debut in the top level of European Formula Renault this weekend, as he joins the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup for its opening round.

While his primary focus in 2014 is the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, as part of his agreement with the AVF team, Matty has three wildcard entries into the higher series and has decided to use one of these at the Motorland Aragon meeting, after setting competitive times in pre season testing.

Located near the town of Alcañiz in North Eastern Spain, the 3.3 mile track was designed by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke, in partnership with British firm Foster & Partners and as a result, offers everything expected of a modern racing facility.

Comprised of 18 turns, a lap time of around 1:58.000 represents a front running pace around a low down-force track that challenges drivers with the cars sitting on the edge of their grip windows as a result of the aerodynamic configurations needed to get to those sorts of times.

This weekend’s action gets underway on Friday with two, one hour long free practice sessions before a qualifying session and race on both Saturday and Sunday, with both races enjoying delayed broadcast in the UK via Eurosport 2.

Before heading off for the weekends racing, Matty said: “I’m looking forward to getting back in the car this weekend, particularly around Motorland where I really enjoyed running in pre season.  It’s a track that is really quick and because the cars run with a small amount of down-force, means you are really challenged as a driver.

“I decided to use a wildcard for this weekend so I can get a bit more experience of the car and particularly the starts and the style of racing ahead of the next round of the NEC which is at Silverstone.

“I want to give myself the best possible chance of a strong result at “home” so the opportunity to get as bit more live practice of these, should mean I’ll be well placed for that event.”