WINNERS OF MIS MOTORSPORT CHAMPIONS OF IRISH MOTORSPORT AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCED• James Roe Jnr claims the Sexton Trophy, Josh McErlean wins Billy Coleman Award, and Callum Devine is named International Driver of the Year at awards ceremony in DublinT

The Billy Coleman Award for the Young Rally Driver of the Year was won by Josh McErlean from Kilrea, Co Derry. He was nominated for the award for his performances in the period January to April of this year.

WINNERS OF MIS MOTORSPORT CHAMPIONS OF
IRISH MOTORSPORT AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCED

• James Roe Jnr claims the Sexton Trophy, Josh McErlean wins Billy Coleman Award, and Callum Devine is named International Driver of the Year at awards ceremony in Dublin

Two young drivers from Kildare and Co Derry have won Irish motorsport’s most prestigious honours at an awards ceremony in Dublin.

Josh McErlean was named Young Rally Driver of the Year, while James Roe Jnr, a runner up in 2018, went one better this year by winning the Young Racing Driver of the Year award, at the event in the Citywest Hotel. Both drivers will receive support worth a total of €150,000 for the development of their careers during the 2020 season.

The International Driver of the Year award went to Callum Devine, from Co Derry.

The event, which celebrates the success of the most talented drivers in Irish motorsport in 2019, was attended by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin; Graham Stoker, FIA Deputy President of Sport; John Naylor, President of Motorsport Ireland; Leo Hassett, CEO Motorsport Ireland; members of the media, award recipients and their guests.

More than 30 trophies were presented at the MIS Motorsport Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards to Irish drivers competing both domestically and internationally. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the prestigious Billy Coleman Award, the Sexton Trophy and the International Driver of the Year award.

The Billy Coleman Award for the Young Rally Driver of the Year was won by Josh McErlean from Kilrea, Co Derry. He was nominated for the award for his performances in the period January to April of this year.

Josh went on to win the Junior British Rally Championship in his Peugeot 208 R2 followin