Welcome to Matt Roach Racing

Matt Roach Racing is an established, successful, family-run company specialising in all aspects of racing car design, manufacture and development. We also offer a race car preparation service to optimise the potential of any car you may already own. Racing is our passion and our aim is to help other like-minded enthusiasts to be as successful as possible. Our fully equipped workshops are situated in Rayleigh, Essex, within easy reach of the M25.

Take a look at our areas of speciality… We take great pride in our workmanship and are pleased to offer you an excellent service and value for money.


What Matt Roach Racing can offer you…

Chassis design and manufacture

Space frame chassis design for a range of formulas. We can develop and manufacture your chassis in house.

Suspension design, development and tuning

Increasing cornering speed, reducing braking distance, adding stability and enhancing traction during acceleration may all be achieved by optimising your suspension. Probably the best value to reduce your lap time.

We, at Matt Roach Racing, will try our best to give you advice and help regarding the best suspension set-up for your vehicle, bearing in mind what you use it for and what you are trying to achieve. Whatever people may tell you, there is never one answer suitable for all situations. An oval race car can be optimised to turn one way. A long circuit car needs to be stable and feel safe at high speeds. A road-going hot hatch needs to be able to cope with speed bumps without destroying the exhaust. For example, contrary to some popular belief, lowering a car too much may actually result in worse handling than the original setup. The original ‘designed-in’ suspension geometry needs to be considered to ensure any modifications work with, rather than against, existing components. If you are competing at any level, making your car corner better will, in almost all cases, result in a faster lap time than just upping the power available. Suspension development is usually better value than engine tuning alone and may last longer too!

Rollcage fabrication

Need a one-off rollcage? We can design, manufacture and fit a single roll hoop to a full multipoint rollcage for virtually any vehicle.

Bodyshell modification

We can design, fabricate and fit a range of modifications to your body shell. From a basic wheel arch to a more involved seam welding project, talk to us and we will try to turn your thoughts into reality.

Pre-event preparation

We can look after your race car in our secure workshop and prepare it for your enjoyment. Alternatively, we can provide a one-off suspension set up service, using our specially laid flat floor.

Race damage repair

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We have all had those moments when our precious race car has been damaged. Matt Roach Racing can undertake most repair work and maybe, after discussion, include some subtle improvements during the rework. Development never stops.