International motorsport insurance broker, MIS Motorsport, has been unveiled as the new sponsor of the Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards 2019.

Over the last 15 years MIS Motorsport has grown to become the leading provider of motorsport insurance solutions around the world. From Formula 1 to karting, World Rally Championship to club competitions. The company offers a complete range of insurance products designed to match the unique requirements of competitive motorsport. MIS Motorsport provides cover for drivers, teams, manufacturers, organisations / governing bodies and accident damage to cars while competing.

The MIS Motorsport Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards 2019 will celebrate the success of the most talented drivers in Irish motorsport. The ceremony will take place in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on 10th December.

More than 30 prestigious trophies will be presented to Irish drivers competing both domestically and internationally. The highlight of the event will be the presentation of the prestigious Billy Coleman Award, the Sexton Trophy and the International Driver of the Year award.

Last year James Wilson, from Co Armagh, won the Billy Coleman Award for Young Rally Driver of the Year, while Belfast driver Charlie Eastwood collected the Sexton Trophy after being named Young Racing Driver of the Year. The International Driver of the Year award went to Jordan Dempsey, from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. All have gone on to achieve further success this year.

Previous winners of the awards include World Rally Championship driver Craig Breen, Keith Cronin, a four-time winner of the British Rally Championships, and former European Rally Cross Champion and Irish title holder Derek Tohill.

More than 200 guests will attend the awards, including award winners and nominees, senior officials from Sport Ireland, Motorsport Ireland, chairpersons of affiliated clubs, and members of the media. RTE presenter, commentator and reporter, John Kenny will once again MC this ceremony.

MIS Motorsport chief executive Dermot Hanafin said: “MIS Motorsport is proud to be sponsoring the Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards 2019. Motorsport runs to the very core of our business and we feel it is important to recognise those who have excelled in their field – be that on four wheels or in a support function.”

Motorsport Ireland CEO Leo Hassett said: “We are delighted to welcome MIS Motorsport as sponsor of the Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards 2019. MIS Motorsport is well recognised for the valuable service and support it provides in helping people compete in the sport they love.

This year’s awards are going to be bigger and better than ever, with more drivers in the running for prizes as a result of their outstanding performances, both in Ireland and internationally.”