90 Seconds with Matthew Palmer 

Matt started racing at the age of eight years old. Like many professional racing drivers, he started his career in karting and progressed into club level car racing at the age of 19. After winning consecutive titles in the Toyota MR2 Championship, at the age of 23 he made the step up to national racing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

What would you be if not a racing driver?

 

I have always fancied being a chef

 

Do you have any pre-race superstitions?

 

superstitions no, routines yes!

 

What is your favourite racing circuit?

 

Although I have only been to Spa once, it is an incredible circuit and my favourite

 

Who do you admire the most?

 

Valentino Rossi as he still has so much drive after winning all of his championships and his ability to adapt to the changing regulations

 

Favourite food?

 

I eat healthily most of the time but every so often I indulge in a Fish Pie which is the ultimate comfort food

 

Which other series would you like to race in?

 

I would love to make it into the WEC

 

What road car do you drive?

 

I drive an Alfa Romeo Mito

 

Most memorable racing moment?

 

Winning my first championship in the 750motor club MR2 championship

 

Do you have any tattoo's, if so what and where (be honest!)?

 

No