British GT4 Champion Will Tregurtha was named the iZone MSA Young Driver of the Year 2017 after a four-way shootout at Silverstone and will receive his trophy at the MSA Night of Champions in January.
The accolade is awarded each year to a member of the MSA Academy’s AASE programme, a three-year course delivered in conjunction with Loughborough College. This year’s finalists were:
The shootout took place at the iZone Driver Performance Centre. It consisted of seven sessions including physical and mental assessments, a simulation evaluation and interviews with the judging panel. The judges were: Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive; Jack Benyon, Autosport; James Wozencroft, MSA Coach; Anna Kemp, Loughborough College; and iZone’s Neil Riddiford.
Tregurtha scored highly in all the assessments to earn the judges’ unanimous endorsement and win a winter training package worth over £1000, courtesy of iZone. He will also the MSA’s annual prize-giving ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club on 27 January.
Tregurtha said: “It was an incredible day and I need to say a massive thank you to the MSA Academy and to iZone for the prize. I have learned a lot; the competition was great and it will set me in good stead for the future.”
This year Tregurtha won the British GT4 Championship alongside teammate Stuart Middleton, becoming the youngest-ever driver pairing to win a British GT title. Tregurtha plans to race in the European GT4 Championship next year alongside Middleton.
Image: Will Tregurtha (right) with MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones (centre) and Neil Riddiford (left).
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