About Matthew

I am a 21 year old National Championship Winning racing driver and Ambassador for The Shaw Mind Foundation charity. Born in Manchester, I have won National Championships in the UK and USA. I am the first British driver to be awarded the prestigious President’s Cup by the Sports Car Club of America.


I transitioned from being a championship-winning kart racer to single-seat racing in late 2013, at the age of 16.


I have worked hard on and off the track to improve my skills both personally and professionally. In 2014 I entered into a partial season of single-seat car racing. With budget constraints we worked, in the main, as a ‘dad-and-lad’ team.


In 2015 I won the BRSCC National and Northern Pre-90 Championship, the highly-contested Walter Hayes Pre-90 event at Silverstone with a number of other championship wins and runner-up spots. I was also awarded the Graham Peacock Trophy for my performance and attitude, both on and off the circuit. I also raced on the Brands Hatch GP circuit in a round of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup, being one of the youngest to do so at that stage.


In 2016 I moved to the Post-89 class of FF1600. Although it was a tough year, I nished runner-up in the Northern Championship, 4th in the Scottish Championship and won the Star of Anglesey Series. I was really proud to be awarded the Scottish Motor Racing Club’s ‘Rising Star’ for FF1600 and to join three-times World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx’s ‘Young Driver Development Programme’.


For 2018 I entered the FIA F4 US Series to help develop the car a team new to the series. I was selected for my second year on the Motorsport Association’s (MSA) ‘Development Squad’ and continue with the ‘Andy Priaulx Sports Management Programme’. I competed in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and The Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, finishing 4th and 2nd respectively. For the second year in succession, I was awarded a ticket for the Mazda Road to Indy Scholarship Shootout at Wild Horse Motorsports Park, Phoenix, Arizona.


For 2019 I am racing in the European GT4 Series with Academy Motorsport in the new for 2019 Aston Martin Vantage