Matt Edwards enters the record books as triple BRC champion, and as the first BRC champion to offset his competition carbon emissions.
After one of the most exciting British Rally Championships in years, Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod claimed victory in a thrilling end of season finale at the Ulster Rally - and in doing so broke the record books as the first driver to win three consecutive BRC championships.
Their championship victory was the first by a competitor using carbon offsetting in partnership with Carbon Positive Motorsport, whom Matt joined as a brand ambassador in August.
Carbon Positive Motorsport launched their brand during the 2021 season with an initial focus on rallying, and provided offsetting for several competitors and teams, ahead of a full commercial launch for all motorsport disciplines planned for early 2022.
The Grampian Stages was the first event where Carbon Positive Motorsport appeared on Matt's Polo R5. Sadly a potential victory to follow up on his Nicky Grist stages win, was cut short by electrical issues.
During the season Matt had to overcome many challenges on several of the championship events, and his victory is a testament to his determination, driving skills and mechanical ability, all of which have played a key role in his success this year.
Recovering his season after the Grampian Stages, Matt delivered a resounding victory on the Trackrod Rally, dominating the event from the first stage.
After a first stage off, Matt put in one of the drives of the season – setting stage records and blistering speed on his first visit to Mull.
Paul Glass, Carbon Positive Motorsport founder said, "It’s been an incredible season, and I’m delighted that Matt has been rewarded by his record-breaking championship victory. I’m especially grateful to Matt for being so supportive to us for our brand launch, as he has greatly helped us in raising our profile.
"Matt has always highlighted the importance of environmental action to help make the sport sustainable for the future. Together with his performances over the year, this just highlights that he is a consummate professional, and we are proud and fortunate to have him work with us as a brand ambassador this season.
"I hope we can continue to build on this as a long-term partnership for the future, to support him in whatever is his next challenge, but also to benefit from his advice to us as we establish ourselves in the years ahead."
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