TWO drivers from a Cam family with motor racing in their blood are enjoying success, competing at top circuits all over Europe.

Matthew Watts, 32, is currently leading the European Historic Formula 2 series in a March BMW having won two races at Hockenheim in Germany and two races at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, while younger sister Rachel is improving rapidly as a relative newcomer to racing.

Their father Peter raced in the 1960s and set up the family business dedicated to Aeronautical and Historic race car restoration called Retro Track and Air in Cam. Rachel and Matthew prepare and run a team of historic single seater and sports cars for customers at various race meetings in the UK and Europe.

Matthew, who won the HSCC Classic Car Racing Championship in 2003 and 2004, moved up to the European Historic Formula 2 series last year and finished second in his first season, racing at tracks such as Monza and Brands Hatch. Having watched her brother’s success, 29-year-old Rachel entered the HSCC Historic Road Sports Championship and is getting closer to her first win, finishing fifth at Snetterton and seventh at Silverstone earlier this year.

She said: "Racing is a new thing for me, I’m at the start of my third season and I’m getting quicker and my finishing results are getting higher up.

"It’s great fun and a huge challenge."

Rachel also raced in a non-Championship event at Spa Francorchamps earlier this year and is hoping to compete at more European races, with a race at Dijon-Prenois in France coming up.

This weekend, the duo will be racing at the home of the British Grand Prix for the Silverstone Classic Meeting, which is the biggest meeting of its kind in the world with over 800 cars and 1,000 drivers.

Rachel will be one of only two ladies out of 48 competitors to line-up in a 30-minute race in a Lotus Elan, which she tested around the circuit in May, while Matthew will race in a newly acquired Lotus 30 in an hour-long race.

There is certainly no sibling rivalry between Matthew and Rachel, though, who speak highly of each other.

Matthew said: "Rachel has always been interested in supporting me and had an interest in having a go herself and has been very successful.

Rachel said the team have work remarkably hard this season, adding: "We’ve achieved a lot and Matthew has done exceptionally well to compete at the level he has in Europe."