Mike Newton & Ray Mallock both receive BRDC Le Mans Awards
Mike Newton and Ray Mallock have both been awarded with the prestigious BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) Awards for their achievements in international motorsport. Mike Newton was awarded the ERA Club Trophy with Ray Mallock, RML's Chief Executive, collecting the Nigel Moores Trophy.
The ERA Club Trophy is awarded to the British Driver, who, driving a British car, established the most meritorious performance of the year outside the UK. This is a great achievement for Mike who has only been competing in international motorsport for four years. Alongside his co-drivers he drove the RML prepared MG Lola LMP2 to class honours in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time in two seasons.
The Nigel Moores Trophy is awarded to the private entrant who has established the most meritorious performance in international motor racing. Ray Mallock's teams this year claimed a number of race wins including the LMP2 class honours of the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second consecutive year and two World Touring Car Championship wins. However the award was in recognition for this year's Le Mans win.
Ray Mallock said "It is a great honour to receive the Nigel Moores trophy from the BRDC in recognition of my company's achievements in winning LMP2 at Le Mans for the second time in 2006. It is a huge challenge for a private entrant to win at Le Mans and to win it twice in consecutive years is a great achievement for all those involved. However, one of my key challenges remains to win Le Mans outright."
The awards ceremony took place at the home of the BRDC at Silverstone Circuit, Northants on Monday 4th December and the awards were presented by Damon Hill.