MOTORCYCLE ace Paul Wardell has been presented with a top award at a prestigious ceremony.
At the recent British Motorcycle Racing Club’s annual award ceremony, where all the championship winners are officially given their trophies, Paul was rewarded for his successful season.
The ceremony is like the Oscars of club motorcycle racing with red carpets, photographers and special guests.
In addition to the championship trophies, there were a variety of other awards and Paul was delighted to receive the Vicky Atkinson Challenge Cup. This is awarded to the rider who showed the most potential throughout the year and is ‘tipped for the top’ for next season.
Paul said: “The award was a complete surprise and it was bizarre hearing the ceremony host Mike Dommett (CEO of the BMCRC) and Richard Ringrow (Motors TV commentator) read out my achievements over the last two years before announcing me.
“It was an awesome feeling to walk out on that stage in front of all those competitors and officials.
“I spent the rest of the evening shaking hands and being congratulated by all sorts of people.”
BCL Racing Team owner Geoff Game said: “It’s a brilliant achievement to win this category because it means both the officials and racers have recognised Paul’s talent within our team.”
Paul Crees, of Bee Design, which sponsor Paul, said: “It’s been a great season for Paul and we’re glad to have been a part of it.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what we can do next year.”
Paul described his award as “a great way to see the year out.”