Matty returns to action in this weekend's Eurocup opener

Matty returns to action in this weekend’s Eurocup opener

Matty will be back competing in a race car this weekend at the opening round of the 2015 Formula Renault Eurocup series this weekend, after agreeing a late deal with Spanish team AV Formula.

After contesting the Formula Renault Northern European Cup together in 2014, Graham and the Barcelona based team will renew their partnership for at least the race meeting at the Motorland circuit in the Aragon region of Spain.

Racing in the same meeting in 2014, only his second event in a Formula Renault car, Matty impressed with his speed and race craft, scoring a point on his debut and outpacing more experienced rivals.

With a year’s worth of racing to call upon, the 18 year old is hoping he will be able to shine and enjoy a strong performance, in spite of missing all of the championship’s pre-season test sessions.

Matty said: “I’m really excited to be racing this weekend. It has been a long winter and for a large part of it, I really wasn’t sure I would be racing at all this year so I’m thrilled that AV have made this opportunity possible.”

“We are going back to a track where I had a good run out there last year, finishing inside the points and I am hoping to have an even better run out this time.”

“To do that, I am going to have to drive well and have a strong qualifying as the standard of driving in the championship is really high. It’s one of the top junior single seater championships but I am hopeful of doing well so people can see what pace and potential I have.”