Best of British crowned at Motorsport UK’s Night of Champions
FIA Deputy President (Sport) Graham Stoker was one of the high profile figures crowning the 2019 British Champions during Motorsport UK’s prestigious Night of Champions ceremony in London last night (25 January).
David Richards CBE, Chairman of Motorsport UK, hosted the winners of British motorsport’s most prestigious titles for the annual awards evening at the Royal Automobile Club. They were joined by a series of special award winners, each recognised for outstanding achievement in their areas of contribution to the sport. Steve Rider and Hannah White co-presented the evening.
David Richards said: “Motorsport UK British Championships represent the highest level of competition in this country and the Night of Champions recognises the achievements of British drivers across a wide range of motorsport disciplines.
“Tonight is also an opportunity to thank those that organise the sport, our Club and Volunteers of the Year as well as special awards for Young Journalists and Photographers.”
“It’s a true celebration for all those that make our sport the great success it is in this country”
While the evening crowns Champions who are regularly in the spotlight, it also gives equal recognition to other forms of motorsport which have British Championships and whose winners demonstrate a huge amount of dedication and skill.
The special awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the wider motorsport community.
The Champions honoured on the night were:
Motorsport UK British Car Trial Championship: Mark Hoppe
Motorsport UK British Sporting Trial Championship: Simon Kingsley
Motorsport UK British Autotest Championship: Alastair Moffatt
SBD Motorsport British Sprint Championship: John Graham
Motorsport UK British Drag Racing Championship: Marck Harteveld
Avon Tyres/TTC Group Motorsport UK British Hill Climb Championship: Wallace Menzies
Britpart Motorsport UK British Cross Country Championship: Justin Birchall & Jonny Koonja
Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship: Julian Godfrey
FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship: Simon Webster and Jez Rogers
Motorsport UK Junior British Rally Championship: Josh McErlean & Liam Regan
Motorsport UK British Rally Championship: Matt Edwards and Patrick Walsh
FIA European Rally Championship: Chris Ingram and Ross Whittock
British GT Championship: Jonny Adam and Graham Davidson
F4 British Championship – Certified by FIA, Powered by Ford EcoBoost: Zane Maloney
BRDC British F3 Championship: Clement Novalak
Kwik Fit Motorsport UK British Touring Car Championship – Manufacturers: BMW
Kwik Fit Motorsport UK British Touring Car Championship: Colin Turkington
The special award winners were:
JLT Motorsport UK Club of the Year: Clitheroe and District Motor Club
JLT Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year – Clerks & Stewards: Colin Prest
JLT Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year – Marshals: Jackie Spencer
JLT Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year – Other: Niall McConigle
JLT Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year – Overall: Dave Read
Motorsport UK Young Journalist of the Year: Matt Kew
Motorsport UK Young Photographer of the Year: Lou Johnson
iZone Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year: Sam Neary
BWRDC Lord Wakefield Trophy: Catherine Bond Muir
For details of all the award winners, please click here.