In2racing announcement

Matty will return to the British GT championship for 2017 after agreeing on a deal with new team In2Racing in the series GT4 category, on the eve of the new season

The 20-year-old former U18 world karting championship switched to GTs in 2016 from single seat racing and after finishing fifth in the championship in his inaugural season is hopeful of an even stronger showing this year.

Joining the team from Stratford-upon-Avon, Matty will spend the year racing a McLaren 570 S alongside York-based gentleman racer Marcus Hoggarth, in a Pro-Am pairing that will be confident of a successful campaign.

Matty completed his first season fifth in the overall championship with four podium finishes from seven classified results, while consistent scoring allowed Hoggarth to finish one place higher in fourth.

It’s a line-up that has Matty eagerly anticipating this weekend’s first round of the championship at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire.

Matty said: “It’s great to be able to be back out in GT4 in this year’s British GT and I’m really looking forward to the first round over Easter.

“It’s been a long winter with not knowing if it was going to be possible to return with budgets coming up short, so agreeing a season with In2racing is fantastic and I can’t wait to get started.

“They have a huge amount of experience from other racing series and working alongside Marcus, I’m paired with one of the best bronze drivers on the grid and I’m looking forward to working with them all.”

Nick Dudfield, In2racing team principal said: “In2Racing are pleased to finalise our Line up for 2017, we have had an eye of Matty from his BRDC F4 Days and are pleased that we now have the chance to work with a very bright young talent with proven GT4 experience, which will complement Marcus in a what should be a very strong lineup.”