Breen races away with national award

CRAIG BREEN rounded off an incredible season by racing away with the title of Ireland’s international Driver of the Year.

CRAIG BREEN rounded off an incredible season by racing away with the title of Ireland’s international Driver of the Year.

Breen, who recently won the WRC Academy Championship, was named the Motorsport Ireland, International Driver of the Year at the 2011 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards. Craig was presented with the Manley Memorial Trophy by Shelagh Manley. The award was extra special to Craig as the winner is nominated by the Irish Motorsport Press.

“To win this award caps what has been an unbelievable year,” said Breen. “This award means a lot to me as the winner is chosen by the Irish Motorsport Press and my greatest hero in rallying, Frank Meagher was a former winner. To follow his footsteps is a great achievement.

“It has been another tough season but the rewards have come from hard work, dedication and a great team that I’ve around me,” he added. “Winning the WRC Academy Championship on Rally GB is something that I will remember for a long time. Next year I will take the next step in my WRC career by moving up to SWRC, I’m already working on putting my schedule together.”