Matt Greenwood – who last year became the youngest-ever Britcar Dunlop Endurance Champion – is bidding to accelerate his career up through the gears in 2019, after joining forces with multi-faceted sports agency Williams Harfield Sports Group.
Having climbed the motorsport ladder via the European Prokart Endurance Championship, Junior Saloon Car Championship and BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship, Greenwood truly broke through last season as he and Sarah Moore raced to the coveted Britcar crown behind the wheel of a Tockwith Motorsports-run Ginetta G50.
In evidence of his growing profile both within and beyond the paddock, the 17-year-old – who hails from Easingwold near York – was recently announced as an ambassador for up-and-coming soft drinks brand Kinoko Kombucha, whom he will represent throughout the forthcoming campaign, his programme for which is still being finalised.
He is being guided in that respect by WHSG, an organisation that has already carved out an enviable reputation for spotting and nurturing the next generation of motorsport stars. The agency’s current roster of talent includes Greenwood’s fellow Yorkshireman Jack Hawksworth – a factory Lexus driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 front-runner Gustavo Menezes, who clinched both the LMP2 title and class victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours two years ago.
“We are delighted to welcome Matt to Williams Harfield Sports Group,” said WHSG Director, Chris Harfield. “He is clearly a young driver of great ability and potential – as proved by last year’s record-breaking Britcar success – and we look forward to helping to steer his burgeoning career.
“To that end, we are already working closely with Matt to evaluate opportunities moving forward, and carrying out exploratory tests to identify the best series and team to assist him in his quest to establish himself as a professional sportscar driver.”
“I’m really excited to have signed with Williams Harfield Sports Group,” echoed Loughborough College student Greenwood, who is a member of Motorsport UK’s development pathway scheme for gifted young drivers.
“Having had an amazing first season in senior GT racing, it was clear that I needed professional support to progress my career to the next level – on the way to fulfilling my ultimate ambition of competing in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. WHSG has the experience and track record for me to achieve this, and I’m really looking forward to finding out what the future has in store…”
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