Speedcar awards gala ends the season on a high

13.04.2008: Speedcar awards gala ends the season on a high

Speedcar Series' inaugural season came to a close last night with an awards gala celebrated at the One and Only Royal Mirage in Jumeirah, Dubai. Attended by drivers, teams, staff and socialites the gala recognised achievements by contributors and pilots across the season

A spectacular video with the highlights of the season started the evening off and was well received, judging by the audience reactions. Benoit Lamonerie, General Manager of Speedcar Series then took centre stage to make a short speech on the Series and everyone involved who made it possible saying, "to the people who have made this journey with us, thank you. To those who have joined us along the way, it has been a pleasure and to everyone who will be part of Speedcar Series - welcome."

The guests of honour were Johnny Herbert, champion of the first Speedcar Series season, David Terrien who came in runner up and German driver Uwe Alzen, second runner up.

Recognition awards also went to the following:

Promoter recognition:

Grand Racing Indonesia - awarded to Tinton Soeprapto and accepted by his son and Speedcar driver, Ananda Mikola

Grand Racing Dubai - awarded to Saeed Khalfan

Speedcar Support Race V8 Supercars and F1 Bahrain GP - awarded to Martin Whitaker

Most Spectacular Incident: Awarded to Johnny Herbert for his overtaking manoeuvre of Jean Alesi during the Sepang race and presented to him by Alesi

Young Drivers with great performance: Presented by Stefan Johansson to Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum and Nicolas Navarro

Unluckiest Driver: Awarded to Stefan Johansson by Johnny Herbert

After the award ceremony, the party continued into the early hours. Speedcar Series will see its second season in the latter half of this year.

About Speedcar Series

The Speedcar Series is a one-make stockcar-style competition featuring identical 620bhp cars. The series is based in Dubai, and is taking place across Asia and the Middle East. The series features a mix of ex-Formula One and international drivers. A prize-fund of USD 3 million will be distributed to drivers at the end of the season, with the eventual champion receiving USD 600,000.

About Grand Racing

Beginning 2008, with strong partnerships in promoting the events, Speedcar Series jointly collaborates with GP2 Asia in 5 races as 'Grand Racing' event. Two of which coincided with F1 in Malaysia and Bahrain.

TV Rights Speedcar Series TV rights are distributed by One-o-one UK Ltd

 

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