YRDA Talent nominated for Awards!

November 13, 2019

With the Awards season now in full swing in this article we will take a look at the different YRDA talent nominated in different awards and how you can get behind them! We have five of our talent nominated across two different award programmes all up for very big categories.

Motorsport Awards

First we will take a look at the Motorsport Awards where two of the #YRDArmy are nominated across two different categories.

Star of the Future, Cars – Tom Canning

After winning the British GT Championship in the GT4 class in just his second attempt it is no surprise that Tom Canning has been nominated for the Star of the Future Award. Tom got his year off to a quick start with 7th in the Dubai 24 Hours helping him sign with the Aston Martin backed team, TF Sport.

Joining forces with Ash Hand in the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Tom grew in confidence as the year progressed. Podiums at Snetterton and the Silverstone 500, would lead him to a dramatic win at Spa and he would take podium finishes in all of the remaining rounds to take the GT4 Drivers Championship. That combined with the Teams Championship and Silver Cup made it a season to remember and make him a valued member of this category.

You can vote for Tom via the Motorsport Awards website at – https://motorsportawards.com/#2019StarCar

Star of the Future, Bikes – Max Cook

There is no doubt that many have already labelled Max a star of the future given his performances over the last couple of seasons. This season has been particularly impressive for Max who has flown the flag for Great Britain in the Red Bull Rookies and Moto3 Junior World Championships.

In his second season in the rookies Max put in performances he had threatened to in 2018 with a podium at the Sachsenring and 4th place at Assen all of which helped him to 9th in the standings. His debut year in the Junior World Championship has seen mixed fortunes, but an 11th at the season finale helped Max to secure a ride with the Junior Talent Team for 2020 where his sole focus will be on the series alone.

Max put in fastest laps in fantastic recovery at Le Mans, something he has done on several occasions over the year. He is the biggest name in the UK outside of the MotoGP paddock in motorcycle racing and for that alone he deserves your vote in this category.

You can vote for Max via the Motorsport Awards website at – https://motorsportawards.com/#2019StarBikes

Downforce Radio Awards

Next up we look at the Downforce Radio Awards and how you can vote for all three #YRDArmy drivers nominated.

John Bateman Club Racer of the Year Award – Jem Hepworth

Jem has had a sensational year breaking into the club racing scene in various Motorsport paddocks. After lots of hard work both on and off track Jem has been given some fantastic opportunities from the likes of Motorsport Woman to race in various cars at some of the biggest paddocks in the UK.

One of Jem’s first breakthroughs came at the Citroen C1 24 Hour where she was part of an all-female line up who would finish 5th out of over 100 entries! Jem also recently had the chance to feature in the BRSCC Fiesta Championship and finished 9th on her debut! All of this combined with her impressive results in Karting at both National and International level make her a worthy candidate and one you should get behind.

You can vote for Jem via the Downforce Radio website at – http://www.downforceracing.uk/downforce-awards-racer-candidates-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3Qbd7_T0xS6VAf57CfmLv2GUyRi6KSyGWwB_ut0U9X-YvVphdBRg3-Q14

Teen Racer of the Year Award – Ethian Symonds

It has been a real breakthrough year for Ethian who has been at the forefront of the Honda Cadet class throughout 2019. Wins and podiums helped Ethian to 4th in this year’s British

Kart Championship where he fell just eight points shy of a championship podium. Ethian did finish as the highest unseeded driver showcasing his impressive progress.

Away from the British Championships Ethian has taken wins up and down the country including victories at PFI, Rye House, Whilton Mill, Shenington and Kimbolton to name a few. He will now step into the Mini X30 class for 2020 and race with Coles Racing where he will join fellow YRDA driver Ivan Lomliev. Ethian has already done a handful of races taking top ten finishes and showing strong pace.

You can vote for Ethian via the Downforce Radio website at – http://www.downforceracing.uk/downforce-awards-racer-candidates-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3Qbd7_T0xS6VAf57CfmLv2GUyRi6KSyGWwB_ut0U9X-YvVphdBRg3-Q14

Teen Racer of the Year Award – Logan Hannah

It has been a fantastic season for Logan Hannah and her efforts have been rewarded with a deserved nomination for the Teen Race of the Year Award. Racing in the Scottish Formula Ford championship for the first time, Logan finished 4th in her rookie season taking podiums along the way.

Outside of her home country Logan put in impressive performances at both the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy which led her to be invited to race at the UAE F4 Trophy which would support the F1 Grand Prix. It was the first time the championship had supported the race and in front of a huge crowd Logan recovered from mechanical issues in qualifying to take two top ten finishes.

You can vote for Logan via the Downforce Radio website at – http://www.downforceracing.uk/downforce-awards-racer-candidates-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3Qbd7_T0xS6VAf57CfmLv2GUyRi6KSyGWwB_ut0U9X-YvVphdBRg3-Q14