Newton and Mallock win BRDC Awards. Issued December 6th
Newton & Ray Mallock receive BRDC Awards
Newton and Ray Mallock have both been awarded with prestigious
BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) Awards for their achievements
in international motorsport.
Newton was awarded the ERA Club Trophy with Ray Mallock,
RML’s Chief Executive, collecting the Nigel Moores
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.
is a great achievement for Mike, who has only been competing
in international motorsport for four years. Alongside his
co-drivers, Thomas Erdos and Andy Wallace, he drove the
RML-prepared MG Lola EX264 LMP2 to class honours in the
Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time in two seasons. Mike
and Thomas Erdos also narrowly missed out (for the second
successive year) on claiming the LMP2 title in the Le Mans
Nigel Moores Trophy is awarded to the private
entrant who has established the most meritorious performance
in international motor racing.
Mallock’s teams this year claimed a string of race
wins, including the LMP2 class in the gruelling Le Mans
24 Hours (for the second year in succession) and claimed
a clean-sweep of pole position starts in every Le Mans Series
race they contested. In other fields, RML also took two
World Touring Car Championship wins for Chevrolet. However
the award was in recognition of this year’s Le Mans
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.
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."
awards ceremony took place at the home of the BRDC at Silverstone
Circuit, Northamptonshire, on Monday 4th December and the
awards were presented by Damon Hill.