Making the move from competing in the Motorsport UK British Kart Championships, Matt Armstrong will keep things in the family as he gets set to race Porsche’s.
Matt’s father Justin races has been racing in Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Team Parker Racing and now the time has come for the younger Armstrong to make the move up in to sports cars.
Matt will be joining Team Parker Racing as they launch a multi-car entry in to the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB, which completed its debut season last year with some exciting on track action, despite the challenges that the global pandemic brought.
Armstrong will be racing in the one make series that uses the Cayman 718 GT4 Clubsport and looking to build on Team Parker Racing’s 2020 season legacy in Porsche Carrera Cup GB which saw the team claim the Pro, Pro-Am, Am, and Team titles, taking 13 wins out of the 16 races.
Team Parker Racing made their debut in the Spring Challenge GB at the final round with Charlie March and are now looking to run a full campaign in 2021 alongside their existing Carrera Cup GB Programme.
Armstrong is looking forward to getting the season underway and knows that it is going to be a challenge to start with as he makes the move up from karting to sports cars.
“I’m excited about this season and can’t wait to get out on track in the Cayman. I expect I’ll struggle at first as it’s a pretty big jump from karting to the Sprint Challenge, but I hope I make good progression over the season.” explained Armstrong.
“I’m going to do some Caterham races before the first round of the Sprint Challenge, and maybe a race in the Cayman too, so I won’t be starting the championship without any experience. My dad is going to race with me in a Caterham in the spring, as well as against me in one, so he’d better not beat me!
“Longer term we want to be in a position where we can race together as father and son, so hopefully we can enter something like the British GT Championship. He really enjoyed doing a race in it last season, plus he is now on the game Assetto Corsa, which he thinks is pretty cool!”
The 2021 Porsche Spring Challenge campaign is set to get underway at the high-speed Thruxton in Hampshire, alongside the British Touring Car Championship, over the weekend of 8/9 May.