Two top Scottish car racers Gordon Shedden and Lewis Williamson were each recognised for their outstanding achievements during the 2010 race season at the BRDC / Autosport awards dinner last weekend.
Gordon Shedden, Knockhill’s Business Development Manager (from Dalgety Bay), won the BRDC Silver Medal as the most successful National racer in the UK in 2010 with his performance in the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship driving his Honda Civic Touring Car. Gordon said “It was a close run thing but it was my best 12 race results of the year that clinched it and it was also great to get one over my arch rival Jason Plato”
Lewis Williamson (from Golspie) won the BRDC McLaren AUTOSPORT Young Driver of the Year Award and in addition to the prestigious trophy he also get a test in a McLaren Formula One car and a cheque for £100,000 towards his future racing career. Lewis was presented the award by fellow Scot and previous award winners Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti and DTM winner Paul di Resta. Lewis said at the time “I’m just in shock, I just did what I’ve done all year; give it 100%. That’s all you can do.” Lewis is pictured below with former Formula One Champion Nigel Mansell.
Scots fans will welcome Gordon back to Knockhill in September as he has signed a works drive with Honda in 2011 whilst Lewis will be pursuing GP3 action as he hopes to race in European Grand Prix’s.