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Matt Round-Garrido
Matt  Round-Garrido
Jay Howard Driver Development
27 United Kingdom
Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires
Pro Mazda
rank
17
Career stats
Indy Car History
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Apr 30, 2000
Hometown
Stourbridge, England
Residence
Stourbridge, England

HOBBIES: Driver coaching, working on go karts

RACING GOAL: Keep winning

RACING HERO: Michael Schumacher

THE ONE PERSON I WOULD LIKE TO MEET: Michael Schumacher

FITNESS: Going to the gym

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: Soccer (Barcelona FC)

FAVORITE SPORT TO PLAY: Soccer

TALENT I WISH I HAD: To play the guitar

FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT: Racing museums and race tracks

BUCKET LIST ITEMS: Go to Las Vegas

FEARS OR PET PEEVES: I'm scared of heights

ROUTINES OR HABITS: I have to tighten my laces right before getting in the car

INTERESTING NOTE: My mother is Spanish and it was in Spain that I fell in love with karting.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 11 0 0 2 5 0 11
2019 Indy Pro 2000 4 0 0 0 1 0 2

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 8, 2019 (St. Petersburg)

Road To Indy

  • 2018
    • Won the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship, which earned him entry into the Road to Indy $200k Shootout.
    • Finished third in the BRSCC Avon Tyres National (UK) Formula Ford 1600 Championship with two wins and seven podiums.
    • Finished finished ninth in the Formula Ford Festival final and eighth in the Walter Hayes Trophy final.
  • 2017
    • Finished third in the Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 Northern Championship with two wins and five podiums.
    • Won the Star of Anglesey Formula Ford Championship.
  • 2016
    • Competed in a partial Junior Saloon Car Championship season with two podiums and a pole position.
    • Earned a heat race podium finish in the Formula Ford Festival.
  • 2014-2015
    • Competed in numerous national and regional karting events, including Junior TKM Super One, Formula Kart Stars and Kartmasters.
  • 2012-2013
    • Won the Trent Valley Kart Club Junior TKM title.
  • Early Years
    • Began karting in 2010.
Jay Howard Driver Development

Prominent karting and junior formula team Jay Howard Driver Development (JHDD) announced it will join the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires on a full-time basis in 2019. Led by Indy car and Indianapolis 500 veteran Jay Howard, who himself has won championships in both USF2000 and Indy Lights, the team’s expansion furthers its mission of advancing drivers from the karting ranks to junior open-wheel categories.

After founding the JHDD Kart Team in 2012, JHDD expanded to cars in 2017. Its initial entry into the F4 U.S. Championship ranks constituted the overall youngest team on the grid by graduating three drivers from its karting program.

The expansion to USF2000 and the IndyCar/Mazda Road to Indy paddock will represent a homecoming for British-born Howard, who claimed the USF2000 championship in 2005 and added the Indy Lights title one year later. Howard has driven for several teams over the years, including Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Sarah Fisher Racing, and most recently competed in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. 

"I am really excited to add USF2000 to my driver development ladder program,” said Howard. “I have always wanted to be a part of the Mazda Road to Indy. It was just a case of timing. We are one step closer to our ultimate goal. I'm really happy to see our internal motorsports ladder working, taking drivers from karts to cars, then developing and supporting our drivers all the way to IndyCar."