Matthew Rees
Matthew Rees


Matthew Rees

JHR Developments


Age: 17
Nationality: British
Home town: Cardiff
Racing hero: Ayrton Senna
Hobbies and interests: Golf, sim racing
Favourite sports: Football and rugby
Biggest influence: Michael Jordan
Career aim: Be in F1
Random fact: I own two dogs

Matthew Rees returns to the GB3 Championship for the 2023 season, remaining with JHR Developments with whom the youngster claimed a maiden victory at Brands Hatch last year.

In just his first season of car racing in 2021, Matthew was outstanding in the F4 British Championship, securing the Drivers’ and Rookie titles, while helping JHR to the Teams’ honours in the process.

Moving up to GB3 in 2022, the 17-year-old finished on the podium on the opening weekend of the season at Oulton Park, adding pole positions and a race win on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in September, where he set the circuit’s fastest lap of the year and was named the Sunoco Fastest Driver of the Weekend.

Aiming for the overall title in 2023, Matthew, who is a member of the prestigious BRDC SuperStars programme, continues to compete with JHR Developments, having built a strong relationship with the team over the past two years.

Career Highlights

GB3 Championship - one win, two additional podiums, two fastest laps, one pole position

British F4 Champion - four wins and six additional podiums

F4 testing

24° South Garda Winter Cup – OKJ
WSK Super Master Series – OKJ
WSK Champions Cup - OK Junior
FIA Karting European Championship - OKJ

23° South Garda Winter Cup – OKJ
German Junior Kart Championship - OK-Junior
WSK Final Cup – OKJ
CIK-FIA Karting World Championship – Junior
CIK-FIA European OK Junior Championship

Super 1 National IAME Cadet Championship – sixth
LGM Series - IAME Cadet

ABkC British Open Championship - IAME Cadet – ninth
Super 1 National IAME Cadet Championship – ninth
LGM Series - IAME Cadet

Super 1 National IAME Cadet Championship

Super 1 MSA British IAME Cadet Karting Championship

Matthew Rees