REVV project welcomes Matt Solomon, former Formula 3®, FMCS, and GT3 racer

8 October 2020: Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (“Animoca Brands” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has hired Matt Solomon, the former Formula 3® (F3®), Formula Masters China Series (FMCS), and GT3 racer, as in-house racing specialist. Matt will contribute his knowledge and experience in professional racing and assist in the development of motosport projects including the REVV token, F1® Delta Time, an upcoming title based on MotoGP™, and at least one additional racing title to be announced shortly.

Matt Solomon began his professional racing career at the age of 11 when he became Hong Kong’s go-kart Junior Champion in 2007 and 2008. Having won several races and championships in Asia, he became the Grand Champion of the Hong Kong International Kart Grand Prix in 2012 and also competed in the CIK FIA World Karting Championship in Macau.

In 2013, Matt entered the Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) and finished as the top rookie with 3 podiums to his name. In the same year, he was selected by Mercedes AMG China and Erebus Motorsport to compete in his first GT3 race. He raced alongside two-time Formula 1® world champion Mika Häkkinen for rounds 9 and 10 of the GT Asia Series, and together they claimed a historic victory in round 9. Matt continued competing in the 2014 Formula Masters China Series, achieving  5 wins, 12 podiums, and 6 fastest laps out of 18 races to finish second in the final standings.

In 2015, Matt competed in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship as a member of the British motor racing team Double R Racing, which was formed by the Formula 1® World Champion Kimi Räikkönen. In that year, Matt raced against current Formula 1® stars Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, and George Russell, among others.

Matt is currently competing in the GT World Challenge Asia Esports Championship presented by Tarmac Works. Matt drives virtually for Craft Bamboo Racing, an official performance team of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing that is partnered with Hong Kong beverage giant Vitasoy. He is competing in the Real-Pro class, racing the #36 Vita Juice Mercedes-AMG GT3. The championship kicked off on 6 October 2020 at Monza in Italy and will conclude at Suzuka in Japan on 8 December 2020 (for details, please see here). 

The REVV Token (REVV) is the ERC-20 utility token that serves as the primary currency in motorsport blockchain games by Animoca Brands. REVV is designed to enable true digital ownership of game assets, giving players freedom and control over in-game content. Supporting games include F1® Delta Time, an upcoming blockchain game based on MotoGP™ (initial features releasing in Q4 2020), and another blockchain game based on a global racing franchise that will be announced soon. REVV is currently available for purchase on multiple exchanges and from its website www.revvmotorsport.com

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About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a leader in the field of digital entertainment, specializing in blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token, games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, as well as products utilizing popular intellectual properties such as Formula 1®, Marvel, Garfield, Snoopy, Thomas & Friends™, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties), WAX, Harmony, and Decentraland. The Company is based in Hong Kong, United States, South Korea, Finland, Argentina, and the Czech Republic. For more information visit  www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact: press@animocabrands.com

All photographs courtesy of Peter Solomon.

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Matt Solomon (on right) wins Round 9 of 2013 GT Asia Series in Zhuhai, China (shown with Mika Häkkinen)

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Matt Solomon’s podium finish at Round 6 of 2013 Formula Masters China Series in Shanghai

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Matt Solomon racing in Dallara F312 – Mercedes-Benz for Double R Racing at 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Matt Solomon racing in Mercedes-AMG GT3

Matt Solomon racing in Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Eggleston Motorsport at 2016 Australian GT Championship

Matt Solomon racing in #88 Audi Hong Kon

Matt Solomon racing in #88 Audi Hong Kong car at Audi R8 LMS Cup in 2014

Matt Solomon racing in Mercedes-AMG GT3

Matt Solomon racing in Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy-Team AAI at 2016 GT Asia Series in Shanghai

Matt Solomon racing in Mercedes-AMG GT3

Matt Solomon racing in Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy-Team AAI at 2016 GT Asia Series in Shanghai

Matt Solomon racing for Eurasia Motorspo

Matt Solomon racing for Eurasia Motorsport at 2013 Formula Masters China Series at Inje Speedium

Matt Solomon racing for Eurasia Motorspo

Matt Solomon racing for Eurasia Motorsport at 2014 Formula Masters China Series

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