After two very successful seasons contesting the Milltek Sport Civic Cup, Romford racer Matt Luff set himself a new challenge for 2023 in the Airtec Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship.

The series kicked off the first of it's seven rounds over the Easter weekend at Suffolk's Snetterton circuit, where Luff won the Civic Cup title in a dramatic season finale last October.

And three trips to the iconic Silverstone circuit, Cheshire's Oulton Park, Yorkshire's Croft circuit and a trip across the border to Scotland's Knockill circuit, completed the seven rounds.

Luff very quickly progressed as he got to grips with a totally new style of driving and achieved his first win at Knockhill in July, a track he had only visited once, six years ago as a Ginetta Junior driver.

As is the norm in motorsport, the season wasn't without the usual car issues and controversies but Luff finished the season having achieved what he had set out to do.

"I went in to the Fiesta ST240 championship not only to gain some valuable turbo engine and slick tyre experience but also to pitch myself against a new set of drivers," he said.

"To finish the season fourth with a win and several podiums was a bonus, especially as I had no pre-season testing and have been studying all season for a Masters degree.

"Most top drivers have competed in a Fiesta at some point in their career and being able to race at the sharp end of the field, in a car that is so very different to anything I've driven before, has helped me continue to develop as a driver.

"It's now time to take some much needed rest over the winter break before looking ahead to next season.

"I appreciate that none of my success would be possible, of course, without the amazing people I am fortunate enough to have supporting me in the background and am extremely grateful to each and every one of them."