Henry Surtees

Matty had the chance to return to his roots last Wednesday (October 8th) after being selected to form part of the MSA Academy team at the Henry Surtees Karting Challenge 2014, at Kent’s Buckmore Park karting circuit.

An annual event, the “Challenge” sees a host of Britain’s best young motorsport talent gather to race in memory of Henry Surtees, the son of former F1 World Champion John Surtees, who was killed in an accident in the FIA Formula 2 series in 2009.

The event was a full day Karting extravaganza, with Matthew racing alongside former team mates and current rivals, raising funds that allow the Henry Surtees Foundation to continue in its aims of providing support to those with brain or physical injuries caused by accidents, and providing opportunities to young people using motorsport related programmes to deliver education and training.

Speaking after the event, Matty said: “It’s been a good day today and hopefully we’ve all helped raise a good amount of money for Henry’s Foundation.

I’ve enjoyed getting back into a kart, although I’m going to be sore for a couple of days after rattling around in the seat!

It’s been good to catch up with a few familiar faces from the past few seasons, in particular Jack [Barlow] who was my team mate in F4 and who helped make it a fun day.”