Matt leads the championship

Published on: 03 Aug 2013


Matt Parkes from Downend competes in The Marangoni Production BMW Championship which is a one-make race series based on the popular BMW E30 3-Series. Matt has driven to victory on some of the finest circuits in the country including Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Donington Park and many more

Matt has stepped up on to the podium at every race meeting this season and is currently leading the championship. Like many youngsters Matt started karting in 1998 when he was 13 years old. He has raced in various karting championships including the TKM Senior Club Championship, Llandow Kart Club Championship and Planet Karting Championships.   Matt’s passion for racing lead to him building his own race car and then in 2011 he had his first race. 

His potential was recognised at the Marangoni BMW Awards ceremony where he was awarded ‘Rookie of the year’.  The 2012 season saw Matt finish up 4th in the championship and even hungrier for success.

2013 has seen Matt go from strength to strength with several pole positions and several comfortable wins. With only three race meetings left this season, Matt’s aim is to see plenty more of the podium and he is going after one thing…..The Championship!  

Motorsport can be a fun and thrilling experience and the production BMW championship is one of the most affordable ways to get into the sport.   The final race of the season and potential championship decider is being held at Castle Coombe on October 5 and 6 and Matt would like to invite anyone with a keen interest to join in and help support him in his bid to win the championship. More details on Matt’s racing career can be found on facebook at Matt Parkes Motorsport and on Matt’s web page, which will be up and running very soon. 

If you would like to get in touch with Matt then please contact him on either facebook or email



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