With the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season complete, Matty’s thoughts are already turning toward 2015 and with his eyes trained on a drive in a higher level championship, he is appealing to his supporters to help him take a massive step towards these aims by nominating him for the 2014 Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award, one of the most significant prizes in motorsport.

A competition that was inaugurated in 1989, the award sees six drivers, shortlisted from the list of public nominations, test a variety of race cars at a British racing circuit whilst being evaluated by a panel of judges.

Previous winners of the award include 2009 F1-champion Jenson Button and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and the opportunity to join such high profile luminaries would give a huge boost.

To nominate Matthew for the award, people need to email with the subject line “nominations” and his name by midday on Friday 26th September.

Should Matty be successful in securing a nomination, any supporter who emails a nomination and forwards a copy of that email to will be entered into a draw to win a signed print of their favourite image from the galleries on the site.

To add to his chances of being nominated, below are a list of reasons as to why he deserves a nomination, which we would ask supporters to consider including in their email.

Remember: nominations close at Noon on Friday.

In 2014 Matthew has raced in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and in a team without an experienced driver, has helped his team and his teammates develop throughout the year, highlighting in particular his improving technical feedback skills.

Matthew finished the season as his team’s leading entrant in the championship.

Matthew’s pace throughout the year has seen him run consistently within the top ten.

Matthew fully appreciates the levels of commitment required to enjoy a career in the sport and in particular, how pivotal he can be as an ambassador for teams and brands.

The opportunity to contest the Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award would allow Matthew to raise his profile in the North East and secure the necessary support to allow him to continue on his motorsport journey.