The opening round of the 2016 British GT championship came to a premature end for Matty on Sunday, following a high speed crash that put him and his Macmillan Racing Aston Martin out of the Brands Hatch event.

The 19 year old driver started the two hour endurance race from fifth on the GT4 class grid and was battling over second place when an Aston Martin from the higher GT3 category, ploughed into his car at Pilgrim’s Drop on the Kent track’s GP circuit.

It was a heavy impact that saw the GT3 Aston, driven by Scottish driver Phil Dryburgh, launched into the air and Graham into the trackside barriers resulting in a lengthy safety car period as repairs were made to the track.

Having been taken out of the race in a promising position, Graham now faces an anxious wait on his participation at round two of the championship a week on Sunday, as his team assess the damage and necessary repairs, but is taking solace from the speed shown by he and his team-mate up to that point.

“The race was going pretty well, I started fifth and was fighting for second at the time, with the gap to the leader closing too.

“The crash was pretty big and both cars had a lot of damage and we were both lucky to walk out of it and it shows the safety of the cars that we are racing.”

For more of Matty’s thoughts on the opening weekend, click above to watch the video.