About Matty

Racing since the age of eight, Matty has quickly established himself as one of the top emerging talents in UK motorsport. Crowned CIK-FIA Asia Pacific Karting champion in 2010 and Under 18 World Champion in 2011, Matty graduated to cars in 2013, contesting the inaugural BRDC Formula 4 Championship.

Winning two races and scoring a further four podium finishes, Matty finished the season in fourth place before returning to the championship for its Winter Series. Taking three wins out of eight, Matty signed off the year in style by taking the Winter title.

Moving into international competition in 2014, Matty enjoyed a creditable season, finishing 12th out of 45 drivers in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and establishing himself as the leading driver in his team, AV Formula in its sophomore season in the series.

Watch the video above to hear from Matty himself on how he caught the racing bug, speaking in November 2013.

Key Facts

Date of Birth – 14/05/1996

Age – 20

Nationality – British

Lives – Stamfordham, Northumberland

Favourite Circuit – Silverstone, followed closely by Circuit de Cataluña

Favourite Film – The Shawshank Redemption, Pearl Harbour, Rush

Favourite Music – Anything in the charts

Favourite Place in the North East – The Northumberland Coast, particularly Bamburgh, Beadnell & Seahouses.

Stand out qualities – Cool under pressure and calm.

Greatest Influence – My Dad.

Greatest Racing Influence – Fernando Alonso,

Hobbies – Playing football, tennis and generally keeping fit.

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