About Matt

Rookie of the Year

MINI Challenge UK 2014

MINI Cooper Pro Class Champion

MINI Challenge UK 2017

Fastest Lap MINI Cooper Pro Class

MINI Challenge UK 2017


Race Wins

Pole Positions


Race Wins


Fastest Laps


Podium Percentage


My passion for driving was sparked when, aged 15, I went go karting for the first time. These indoor single engine 4-stroke karts (with a max speed of 30mph!) got me hooked.

A few years later, I was driving on the real roads when I gained my driving license and got a little H-reg 1.1 Fiesta LX. My first car wasn’t about speed but it did teach me about car control. Before long though, I was keen to get back on the track and started working for a local go kart track. It was here that I spent hours practising, getting quicker, improving my lap times and also how I found out about the ‘Be A Racing Driver Scholarship’.

Due to limited funds, scholarships seemed to be the best way to start the journey to becoming a racing driver. I entered the Clio Scholarship where I finished in the top 17 from over 600 others; then in the Formula Ford scholarship I finished second place.

To enter the MINI Challenge in 2014, I saved for 4 years to raise the £30,000 required to race. Despite never actually racing before, I qualified third on the grid and over the season, took two second places and two thirds – earning myself the title ‘Rookie of the Year’.

I briefly raced in 2015 but as the car wasn’t quite on pace, I decided to save up and build my own car.

2017 saw me back on the track for my second ever full season of racing. After a phenomenal season, taking seven race wins, seven fastest laps and two pole positions, I won the MINI Challenge 2017 Cooper Pro Class.

As a reward for winning, I was privileged to be invited to a test day in the Shredded Wheat Motorbase Ford Focus British Touring Car.  An incredible experience!

I am now looking to 2018 and the future, where I am hoping to race in the MINI JCW Class.