After two days of competition, rising Welsh youngster Elfyn Evans emerged as the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship’s 2010 Pirelli Star Driver.

He and the other eight finalists were assessed on their pace-note making and media skills as well as the all-important driving element, each driving a TEG Sport run Subaru Impreza and Renault Sport-supplied Twingo R2 over two separate gravel special stages.

The four judges were unanimous in their decision, Pirelli UK’s Motorsport Manager Martin Pallot, former World Rally Champion co-driver Phil Mills, former Suzuki Junior World Rally  Team Manager Risto Laine and BRC Manager Mark Taylor concluding that Evans had displayed all of the qualities required of a Pirelli Star Driver.

The prize of a drive in a TEG Sport Impreza in the 2011 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship will enable Evans to progress in the sport, having already won both the 2010 Fiesta SportTrophy and British Junior Rally Championship.

After the announcement was made, a delighted Evans said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to move into a four wheel drive car next year. I’d like to thank Pirelli for such a great prize and I will put all my efforts into making it work.”

Martin Pallot commented, “The quality of the finalists has been excellent this year and every one of the drivers should consider themselves winners. Having qualified, each finalist has displayed real talent and should be proud of their performance, but only one driver can take the prize and we look forward to working with Elfyn next year.”
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