North­ern For­mula Ford 1600 cham­pion Cow­ley to race Rey­nard 88FF at Phillip Is­land Clas­sic Car Fes­ti­val

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Matthew Cow­ley will join a num­ber of Bri­tish driv­ers in com­pet­ing in the For­mula Ford race at the Phillip Is­land Clas­sic Car Fes­ti­val of Speed in March.

The 2015 Pre-’90 North­ern and Na­tional cham­pion will drive a Rey­nard 88FF – sim­i­lar to the one he used to win those ti­tles – at the Aus­tralian cir­cuit, driv­ing un­der the Ecurie Aus­tralie ban­ner in a car owned by Andy Nether­cote and pre­vi­ously raced by Rick Morris.

Ian Cow­ley, Matthew’s fa­ther, said: “It’s been 12 months in the plan­ning to get to this point, it’s a good way to start the sea­son but also to race at Phillip Is­land is bril­liant. Brian Soule, Jen­nifer Mc­mullen, Chris Hod­gen and Jamie Jar­dine are all plan­ning to head out.”

Cow­ley’s plans for the 2017 sea­son will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks, but he has con­firmed that he’ll be part of the Andy Pri­aulx Sports Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Pro­gramme.

Pri­aulx said: “Our Devel­op­ment Pro­gramme is de­signed to give the next gen­er­a­tion of driv­ers the tools that I have used and ben­e­fited from dur­ing my ca­reer. With Matt sign­ing for us, we will now be work­ing to de­velop his nat­u­ral tal­ent by work­ing on a struc­tured pro­gramme that is de­signed to de­velop the com­plete mo­tor­sport ath­lete.”

Cow­ley to race Rey­nard down un­der

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