Monday, 27 January 2014

Rally - Crystal for Kris

Just like Scotland, Northern Ireland is not very big, nor does it have a huge population, but again like Scotland, it punches above its weight In terms of motor sporting talent.

So when the Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs sits down at the end of a hectic season to choose the winner of its annual ‘Northern Ireland Motorsport Award’ you can bet your racing bootees that it’s no easy task.

Voted by members of the media, local motor clubs and ANICC council members, the winner of the 2013 award presented in Armagh at the weekend was pretty much a universal choice – Kris Meeke. Although he had a pretty barren season last year, with a few hiccups along the way, his performance on the Monte Carlo a couple of weeks back certainly vindicated their choice.

Kris said: “Receiving this award is humbling as I know there are many others who have achieved more than I did this year however it is important to know that I have so much support from my home. The Monte Carlo was a most testing event having to contend with ice and snow and my result was the perfect start to the year.”

Aye, amen to that, and you’ve got all of Scotland’s backing too. Go get ‘em Kris.

Photograph shows Kris Meeke receiving his ANICC Motorsport Award from Alan Drysdale, Chairman of 2 and 4 Wheel Motorsport Steering Group Limited (Guest presenter), Nicky Moffitt, ANICC Secretary, and Henry Campbell, Chairman.

(Photo credit: John O’Neill, Sperrins Photography).

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