Matt Burt Head of Content, Haymarket Automotive

Matt’s introduction to motoring came when his parents bought him a red 1300cc Vauxhall Chevette E saloon, but he was a passionate motorsport anorak from an early age. It was fitting that he spent 14 years at Motorsport News before joining Autocar. Matt hails from the wild Cornish moors and his favourite weekend test route involves taking A303 and A30 to the Westcountry. He's a fan of the structural integrity of Suzuki Vitaras, having crash-tested in a snowy ditch in Norway... Follow Matt on Google+
The 1935 driving test included some familiar challenges for aspiring motorists

Celebrating 80 years of the driving test

Concerned by the high fatality rate on Britain's roads, the government introduced the driving test in 1935 to raise the standard of motoring

1 June 2015
World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill

World rallycross could teach Formula 1 a thing or two about fan engagement

Uncompromising, all-action racing at Lydden Hill or a dull procession at Monaco? For me there was no contest yesterday

25 May 2015
The Global Fan Survey 2015 is now underway

Formula 1 fans invited to air their views in Global Fan Survey

Results of new fan survey set up by F1 Racing, Autosport and Motorsport News will be presented to opinion-makers in the Formula 1 paddock

20 May 2015
World Rallycross Championship heads to Lydden Hill this weekend

I’m revved up for rallycross action at Lydden Hill

Why this weekend's visit of the World Rallycross Championship to Lydden Hill will be giving me flashbacks to 1989

19 May 2015
Ferrari 512 BB had a claimed top speed of 188mph

Throwback Thursday - was our Ferrari 512 BB fast enough? 13 May 1978

Ferrari once said its 512 BB was the fastest car in the world, but as our road test proved, it wasn't capable of reaching its claimed 188mph top speed

14 May 2015
Red Bull's string of successes seems to have come to an end in 2015

Why Red Bull is giving me whinges

As Red Bull threatens to quit F1 yet again, it's becoming clear that maybe the sport would be better off without it

12 May 2015
Ford's original Supervan received a 435bhp V8 engine

Throwback Thursday - Driving Ford's Supervan, 6 May 1971

How do you celebrate the success of the Ford Transit van? Well, for starters, you create a 435bhp version with a V8 engine...

7 May 2015
Some of British Leyland's lost cars can be seen at the Heritage Motor Centre

Throwback Thursday - BL's unseen concepts, 28 April 1993

Most of our memories of British Leyland aren't rosy, in part because some of the company's best models never made production

30 April 2015
Lotus's crossover is due to arrive in 2019

Can Lotus's SUV plan work?

Lotus will launch a new crossover model in 2019, joining in one of the most profitable motoring trends in recent memory

28 April 2015
The Hyundai i40 Tourer is priced from £20,850 to £28,850

2015 Hyundai i40 on sale now

Full pricing and specs have been released for the facelifted i40 that features upgraded engines and better handling

27 April 2015


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    BMW's luxurious coupé has been given a style refresh and more equipment. This is our first chance to drive the popular 640d Coupe on UK roads
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    We drive Ssangyong's new small SUV, which isn't up with the best in class but is certainly worth consideration as a budget option
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