The Britcar Championship begins with its opening round at The Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire, on the 14th April.
Matt Greenwood will be on the grid competing alongside experienced drivers, many of whom would have been racing way before Matt was even born.
The Rockingham circuit is more like something you would expect to see in the USA, and Matt will be driving his TMS Ginetta G50 on both the oval and infield sections of the International Super Sports Car Circuit. The action is set to be pulsating with the iconic machines of Britcar’s Dunlop Endurance Championship, including marques, such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, BMW and Ginetta.
Despite only turning 16 recently, motor racing isn’t new to Matt. Indeed, his experience on the track will see him entering his sixth year of motorsport.
Matt said: "I started my racing career back in 2012 when I was 10-years-old. As soon as I sat in a kart I knew this was for me! My family have always been my biggest supporters and if it wasn’t for them I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today.
"My team is Tockwith Motorsports (TMS), and it has a pedigree of looking after young drivers and nurturing them through the ranks. Competing in the Britcar championship is where I want to be. Yes, I am excited, but I have set goals for myself too, and I realise that this is a serious business.
"My aim is to concentrate at this level for a few years before I concentrate more on the European motor racing scene and if I am honest with myself, I would hope to be racing at events, like the Le Mans 24 Hours, within three years. That is how determined and serious I am about my motorsport career."
In 2015, at the age of 13, Matt won the European Prokart Endurance Championship, and, in 2016, he took to the UK circuits in the Junior Saloon Car Championship. Despite his age he still managed to claim three top-10 finishes before moving onto the Fiesta Junior Championship in 2017 – there, he achieved an impressive 11 top-10 finishes.
Matt’s father, Jamie, added: "Matt has always embraced any challenge or opportunity that has come his way, and he has a passion for success and a burning ambition to get to the highest level possible in motorsport."
During the past two years, Matt has been training and mentored by Porsche Human Performance, based at Silverstone. It has been an invaluable opportunity for him and helped to understand things like nutrition and how it impacts on his performance levels as a professional athlete and, ultimately, improve his fitness levels.
Matt said: "I have always loved sport, both at school, where I am currently studying for my GCSEs, and outside of the classrooms. Rugby, hockey and cricket are also sports I love to participate in, but I know that moving forward I need to be ruthless and give motor racing 100% commitment if I am to reach my ultimate goals."
After finishing his GCSEs, Matt will be moving on to the MSA (Motor Sport Association) Academy to be part of the AASE programme.