Name: Matt Greenwood
House at Cundall: Norman’s
Year Left: 2018
Senior School / College: Motorsport UK Academy
Current Occupation: Racing Driver and Company Owner
Tell us a little about your job, what you did after Cundall and how you got to where you are now?
After winning the Britcar Endurance Championship in 2018 whilst completing my GCSE’s at Cundall I was then signed as a Strakka Mercedes AMG Junior Development Driver at the start of 2019. Two years on I have just completed a very successful season competing with BMW Team Walkenhurst Motorsport in the NLS (formerly VLN) Championship around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. We are looking at an extremely exciting race programme for this year, planning to bring some of my racing back to the UK.
After moving on from Cundall in 2018 I was offered a place in the Motorsport UK Academy. This meant moving away from home to Loughborough to complete the 2-year course. In 2020 I graduated from the programme with 2 Distinction Star’s and a Diploma in Sporting Excellence. After we had graduated from the academy, with Covid just emerging and the uncertainty of what the future held I took an opportunity to start my own Car and Van Leasing Company with my best friend. The company is called Champion Car Leasing, and it has proved to be the right decision for us.
What are your fondest memories of Cundall?
When moving away from Cundall and making new friends from all over the country there is a common theme that most of my friends did not enjoy school, but I have always been in a unique position thanks to Cundall and able to say I loved going to school!
What do you do in your spare time?
With many very exciting opportunities on the horizon for both my racing career and business, I spend the majority of my time focusing on developing myself and the company to achieve great success in the future.