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Matthew Wilson

Date of birth: 29th January 1987

Lives: Cumbria, Great Britain

Marital status: Single

First rally: 2003 Malcolm Wilson Rally, as co-driver to his father, Malcolm – which they won.

First rally as a driver: 2004 Malcolm Wilson Rally

First world rally: 2004 Wales Rally GB

Matthew Wilson is the UKs top professional rally driver. In 2009 Wilson will tackle a full FIA World Rally Championship campaign in the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team using the record-breaking Ford Focus RS WRC, with continued backing from the UK-based Stobart Group. He will be accompanied by co-driver Scott Martin.

Career summary:

  • Six points finishes in 2008, including an overall fifth in Jordan. Finished WRC Drivers' Championship in 10th place with 15 points.
  • Achieved best WRC result in 2007, 4th on Rally Japan and scored points on three other events; Mexico, Ireland and GB. Finished WRC Drivers' Championship in 11th place with 11 points.
  • Youngest ever driver to win a WRC stage and claim a drivers' point, achieved on Rally Argentina 2006 and classified as a finisher on all 16 WRC events.
  • Contested 16 WRC events for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team in 2006.
  • Competed in Rally GB in 2005 (15th) and 2004 (13th).
  • Joined the MSA British Rally Elite training scheme for young British drivers in 2005.
  • Winner of Rally Ireland in 2005.
  • Youngest ever winner of a British Rally Championship round in 2005.
  • First WRC event was Rally GB in 2004.
  • His first rally was in 2003, co-driving his father Malcolm Wilson to overall victory.