Rob Bell Awarded BRDC Fairfield Trophy
9th December 2008
British racing driver and current GT2 Le Mans Series Champion, Rob Bell has had his success in the 2008 racing season recognised by the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC). Bell was awarded the Fairfield trophy as the BRDC came together to celebrate British achievement at its Annual Awards Luncheon hosted at The Café Royal in London on Monday.
The Fairfield Trophy is an impressive looking award, and is a prestigious annual accolade which has previously been presented to high profile BRDC members such as Lewis Hamilton, Andy Priaulx and Richard Westbrook. It is awarded for an outstanding performance by a BRDC Member during the season. This year Bell secured both the drivers and the constructors GT2 title the Le Mans Series this season with the Virgo Motorsport team.
The award was presented to Bell by Touring Car legend John Cleland and Graeme Lowdon, Commercial Director of Manor Motorsport and co-founder of Vitesse Supercars, award sponsors.
Bell commented of the award, “I’m honoured to receive this trophy and to be given the recognition for my on track success this season. This is a very prestigious trophy and to be presented with this by my peers from the motorsport industry makes it very special.“
Bell’s GT2 Le Mans Series Championship winning team Virgo Motorsport were also recognised for their success this season and were awarded The Nigel Moores trophy at the BRDC event. The trophy is awarded to the private entrant who has established the most meritorious performance in international motor racing.