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Matthew Wigley #99

Matt Wigley

 

Thoughts on the 2017 season:

I look forward to the forthcoming season which awaits.  The team have lots of new and exciting challenges ahead. I will be taking on the new task of competing in the Superstock 1000 class and whilst I am expecting this season to prove difficult, I know I have a good team of people around me all willing to help out!

 

Thoughts on the 2016 season: It has been a challenging but successful season for me. The team has been through the various highs and lows associated with racing, however, I feel that I have progressed and developed as a racer. One of many positive aspects to take away from this season would be the development of my rain craft. During each outing I felt more comfortable with the set-up of the bike and the feedback it was giving me. This new found confidence gave me the ability to push myself further and enabled me to gain 8th place during the second round at Oulton Park.

During the 6th round at Thruxton, a lap 1 incident left me suffering with an elbow injury that required an operation.  This unfortunately meant missing rounds 7 and 8, Brands Hatch and Cadwell Park. Following my operation, I trained hard to ensure that I was fit enough to come back before the end of the season. By round 10 at Donington Park I had my best finish of the year with a 5th place.

 

Donington Park - Matt Wigley & Holly

 

2002 – Began racing pocket bikes and I often finished either first or second in the Novice

Junior ‘C’ class. My first ever race was using the Dunlop loop at Donington Park.

(I finished 1st)

2003 - North of England and Eastern Counties Championship – Junior A – 4th Place

Italian Job Championship – Junior A – 4th place

2004 - North of England and Eastern Counties Championship – Junior A – 1st Place

North of England and Eastern Counties Championship – Production A – 4th Place

South of England Championship – Junior A – 1st Place

South of England Championship – Production A – 5th Place

2005 – LCRRC British Championship – Junior A – 2nd Place

LCRRC British Championship – Production A – 1st Place

British Minimoto GP 2005 – Junior A – 2nd Place

British Minimoto GP 2005 – Production A – 1st Place

North of England and Eastern Counties Championship – Junior A – 2nd Place

North of England and Eastern Counties Championship – Production A – 3rd Place

South of England Championship – Junior A – 1st Place

South of England Championship – Production A – 2nd Place

2006 – LCRRC Conti Cup UK 50cc (Not a full year) – 6th Place

2nd half of the year on 70cc Conti

2007 – Scooter racing with the BSSO for ACU Licence signatures

2008 – Racing with Derby Phoenix MCC and New Era to finish my remaining signatures to

gain a National ACU Licence

2009 – Derby Phoenix MCC – Open 400 Championship – 5th Overall

2010 - Derby Phoenix MCC – Mini Thunderbike Championship – 2nd Overall

2011 – French Superbike Championship – Pirelli Superstock 600

2012 – Endurance rounds at both Hottrax event in the UK and Eybis in France together with a wildcard ride in the French Superbike Championships in the Supersport class on stock bikes.

2013 – MCE British Superbike Championship – Pirelli National Superstock 600.

2014 – MCE British Superbike Championship – Pirelli National Superstock 600.

2015 – MCE British Superbike Championship – Pirelli National Superstock 600.

2016 - MCE British Superbike Championship – Pirelli National Superstock 600.

2017 - MCE British Superbike Championship – Pirelli National Superstock 1000.

 

Matt Donington

 

AGE: 21

Hobbies: Racing

Best 2014 result: 8th

Best 2015 result: 16th

Best 2016 result: 5th

Best part of being a racer: Travelling around the country ripping up different circuits and meeting new people.

Favourite TV: Moto GP, Top Gear and Fast & Furious

Favourite bike: MD 250cc 4 stroke because it is a step forward in modern technology

First race: Donnington Park in March of 2002 for the ACU Championship

First minimoto win: Donnington Park

First big bike win: Brands Hatch

Favourite track: Anglesey

Best race: 1st race at Brands on my MD250 going off the back of the grid in 36th place to win on the last lap on the last bend.

What do you want to do for a career: Continue to progress throughout my motorsport career.

Most remembered by other riders: My aggressive riding style and never giving up.

 

 

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