Matthew's Career so far...
Please see brief summary of each stage of Matthew's career below. Please follow the links for more detail on each year including images and event results
New car, new co-driver, new opportunities, huge excitement...
University Masters work and full time work would mean a quieter couple of years of competing, however the less event commitments opened up new opportunities, more safety car work and R2 category car debut!
With the engine development complete, 2016 proved to be a mixed year, with some podium finishes 2 non finishes but rounded off with a dream come true for Jackson, competing on Wales Rally GB in a Subaru Impreza, finishing an excellent 11th overall on his first time behind the wheel of a 4wd car
Rallying is a sport of extreme highs and low and 2015 was a test of the strength of the team. With further developments moving the ex works car into the 1.4S class in the BTRDA, a string of engine failures put pay to any chance of a championship result. However, based on the previous years results and determination Matthew was the winner of the 2300 Club John Easson award for 2015.
After 3 years of development of both car and driver, in 2014 it all came together. With the Micra being able to take the battle to the bigger engine capacity vehicles, a number of class wins resulted in 6 1st place positions art the end of year prize giving!
Over the course of the 3 years, Matthew would develop his new, Ex works Nissan Micra from Formula 1000 specification to Super 1000 specification and ultimately taking his first Super1000 championship title
2009 was a fundamental year in British Rallying with drivers aged between 14 and 16 could take to the wheel and compete on events. Matthew, aged just 16 finished a very creditable 6th overall and 1st 16 year old