Matt has worked alongside the AmD team since 2011, with the West Thurrock-based team being one of his oldest clients.
The team has raced in the BTCC since 2010, when team owner Shaun Hollamby joined the field with a Super 2000-spec Volkswagen Golf. The following year saw the signing of race winner Tom Onslow-Cole, but a split mid-way through the Oulton Park weekend would ultimately see Hollamby and Martin Byford then share driving duties in the Golf for the remainder of the season.
After two more years with the VW, AmD upgraded to new NGTC-spec machinery for 2014 having acquired a Ford Focus from the Motorbase Performance team.
Driver Dave Newsham would secure a breakthrough podium finish for the team at Knockhill just days after the death of his mother, and ended the year winning the Jack Sears Trophy; awarded to the driver who had made up the most positions over the course of the season.
In 2015, the team expanded to run two cars for the first time, with Clio Cup champion Mike Bushell taking over at the wheel of the Focus and Nicolas Hamilton – younger brother of F1 champion Lewis – becoming the BTCC’s first disabled driver as he took part in selected events in an Audi S3.
The Audi then became the focus of the team’s touring car programme for 2016 in the hands of Ollie Jackson, who returned in 2017 as part of a full-time two-car team alongside rising star Ant Whorton-Eales.
From 2015 through to 2017, AmD also ran a parallel sportscar programme that saw it competing in both the British GT Championship and the Le Mans Cup; the latter including an appearance on the support package for the famous Le Mans 24 Hours.
Switching focus back to the BTCC, the 2018 season saw AmD embark on its most ambitious programme to date with no fewer than four cars entered in the BTCC’s 60th anniversary season after acquiring the two MG6 GTs previously run by the championship winning Triple Eight team.
A solid season on track saw the team regularly in the mix for points before a deal was done to purchase the two Honda Civic Type Rs that were previously run by the Eurotech team. Rory Butcher would go on to secure both the Independents’ and Jack Sears Trophy titles, with the team taking the Independent Teams’ title.
Matt is responsible for managing all of AmD’s media activities – including managing press announcements and producing race previews and reports.