BEN TUCK WINS RSF MSA YOUNG DRIVER OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARD!
9th February 2016
Elite MSA racing driver Ben Tuck started his 2016 campaign on a high by collecting the RSF MSA Young Driver of the Year 2015 award at the prestigious MSA Night of Champions held at the historic Royal Automobile Club in London.
Fresh from a shakedown test in his 2016 Caterham Supersport race car, Ben joined a glittering array of the UK’s finest drivers and motorsports professionals as he accepted his award from RSF Director Derek Walters.
The title was awarded not only on the basis of his impressive on-track results but also on his work away from the track with the MSA Academy. Five finalists were assessed for the award during a gruelling assessment comprising simulator sessions, physical, mental and psychological tests, interviews and presentations, after which Ben was chosen as the clear winner for the award.
After the assessment, Ben was elated.
“I absolutely loved every minute of it; I can’t thank the MSA Academy enough for choosing me as their winner. It’s a brilliant feeling and I’m honoured“
After the award presentation, Ben told ITV’s Louise Goodman, “This is the first major award of my career so far I guess, I hope that it’s going to open a lot more doors. It’s a big honour to be chosen for this award. We’ve been testing in preparation for the Caterham Supersport Championship this year and I’m hoping to start the season with a bang and end up with a win in the Championship”.
The award is the crowning achievement of his debut full car racing season in 2015, in which he finished 3rd in the final standings of the BRSCC Mazda MX5 Championship, amassing the highest total points before drop scores were taken into account. He finished all 19 races and was never outside the top 9, with 14 top 5 finishes, 2 Wins, 6 podiums and 2 fastest laps.
As well as competing in the BRSCC Mazda MX5 Championship he also participated as a guest in an international MX5 race at Spa, where he claimed overall pole position but had to start at the back of the grid along with the other guest entrants. In the race he came from 36th position to finish 5th overall taking the class win and claiming the fastest Mazda MX5 lap of the weekend.
Ben launches his attempt on the Caterham Supersport Championship crown at Brands Hatch on 10th April with PT Sports Cars
You can follow and contact Ben on Facebook – Ben Tuck Racing, on Twitter – @BTuckRacing and the Internet – www.bentuck.com
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