Matt Norris, Matt Norris Engineering
Who we are
Matt Norris Engineering Ltd (MNE) is a small, professional race engine engineering business working with all types of race engines but specialising in motocross. Matt started the business from home five years ago he has a career in motorsport spanning 30 years that has encompassed a range of two and four-wheeled racing formulas.
Matt has a broad range of race engine experience from working at TWR as Chief Engine Builder and Workshop Supervisor which includes Group C sports prototypes; European touring car; Indy Car, Ducati WSB development; Aston Martin DB7 development & production; Jaguar XJ220; Super league Formula; Nascar; Caparo and Norton motorcycles to name a few.
Matt Norris Engineering’s other key employee is Luke Norris, Luke started motocross racing at a very early age and turned Pro at 16 years of age, Luke plays a major role in the business assisting with the day to day preparation of customers engines and bikes along with gaining valuable experience. Luke is a busy lad, he is not only a key employee but he’s a professional athlete who competes at the highest level in motocross in the UK and Europe, he was previously contracted at Toro Rosso F1 team, he is now working in the workshop in between his training. It gives Luke the opportunity to learn at the same time as training and riding and he is being taught every skill possible.
We also run a small team in the British and European Motocross Championships, but while our passion is for racing we can apply our expertise to any type of engine. We’re dedicated to delivering the highest quality of workmanship and customer service
We are a racing family, Matts daughter works for Force India F1 Team so racing is in the blood.
What we do
Our service is very specialised but we have a healthy customer base of around 200 people across the UK. There are not many people providing this service to the industry and we feel our experience and expertise gives the customer a better product and our aftercare service is second to none.
The bulk of our business is centered on off-road bikes but we cater for road racing engines as well. We offer race kits for all of the latest motocross machines both 2 and 4 stroke including fuel injection remaps. We also refurbish and prepare EVO bikes that range from the early 1980’s up to the very early 1990’s as the EVO Motocross scene is really big in the UK and indeed worldwide. To put this into context we were at the Vets Des Nations a few weeks ago where over 500 riders took part in a two-day event. That said, we work on a vast range of bikes of pretty much any age or condition.
Ultimately we are determined to push the business as much as we possibly can, our customer base is extremely important to us and the aftercare support is an area that promotes business.
Why Westcott Venture Park?
In 2010 Matt started working at Westcott Venture Park as part of a joint venture with Steve Gray of Steve Gray Racing who occupied Units 14 and 421. So Matt rented one of his workshops, which worked really well, until he sadly passed away.
Having already built up a good relationship with the WVP staff, they were extremely accommodating with assisting Matt with finding other workshop premises. Matt moved into building S4 over three years ago and it was the best decision he ever made.