Matthew Marsh (racing driver)

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24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2007, 2009
Teams G.P.C. Sport, Kruse-Schiller Motorsport
Best finish DNF
Class wins 0
Matthew Marsh with the Ferrari 430 he would race at Le Mans 2007.

Matthew Marsh (born 24 September 1968 in Welwyn, England) is a British racing driver who now resides in Hong Kong.

Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race[edit]

In August 2003, Marsh was invited by Amprex Motorsport to share the driving duties of the BMW M3 GT with Genji Hashimoto and Charles Kwan in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race held at Sepang International Circuit. The team led the race after a fierce battle with BSA Motorsport's Radical SR3 and Porsche 911 GT3 Cup until problems hit. The team finished way down the order.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia[edit]

He became the overall champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in 2004 when he drove for A-Ha Racing, beating good friend Charles Kwan.

FIA GT Championship[edit]

Matthew Marsh and Charles Kwan's Ferrari 360C at Zhuhai.

Marsh and Kwan drove for G.P.C Sport at the FIA GT Championship, Zhuhai round in 2004. The two drove a Ferrari 360 in GT2 class and took fourth place in class. [1]

Hong Kong Le Mans Team[edit]

Matthew Marsh and Darryl O'Young's Porsche 911 GT3 racing in the FIA GT Championship at Zhuhai in 2005.

Marsh set up the Hong Kong Le Mans Team in 2005 with sponsorship from Noble Group and technical support by GruppeM, with the stated aim of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2006. Darryl O'Young joined the team as his co-driver. The team took part in three Le Mans Endurance Series races that year, as well as the FIA GT Championship race at Zhuhai, finishing in fourth position in class. [2] But the team failed to gain an entry and the project was terminated.

24 Hours of Le Mans[edit]

He became the first ever racing driver to represent Hong Kong at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when he joined G.P.C. Sport to race with Carl Rosenblad and Jesus Diez Villarroel in a Ferrari 430 at the famous French circuit in 2007. The team qualified 52nd overall (11th in class) and retired after 252 laps.

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

Marsh drove a Ferrari 430 in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2008. He shared car number 56 with 2007 FIA GT champion Thomas Biagi, Christian Montanari from Italy and Spaniard Luis Monzon. The car was run by the Italian Mastercar team. Montanari put the car on the front row of the class grid [3] but the team retired after 61 laps.

2008 World Touring Car Championship[edit]

Matthew Marsh driving his BMW320si at the Macau Guia race.

Marsh drove a BMW 320si for Wiechers-Sport at the 2008 World Touring Car Championship round in Japan and finished 21st and 14th in the two races. He drove again in the finale in Macau,[1] and scored his first championship point and finishing runner-up of the Independents class in the second race at the Macau round.[2]

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 Italy G.P.C. Sport Sweden Carl Rosenblad
Spain Jésus Diez Villaroel
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 252 DNF DNF
2009 Germany Kruse Schiller Motorsport Japan Hideki Noda
France Jean de Pourtales
Lola B07/46-Mazda LMP2 261 DNF DNF

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2008 Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
EUR
1
EUR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
JPN
1

21
JPN
2

14
MAC
1

17
MAC
2

8
21st 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/gp/55/subpage.php?id=874&lang=en 2008 Macau Guia entry list
  2. ^ "HUFF SURVIVES CARNAGE TO WIN RACE 2". World Touring Car Championship official website. 2008-11-16. Retrieved 2008-11-16. [dead link]
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Charles Kwan
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Champion

2004
Succeeded by
Jonny Cocker