Nov 17, 2009


2009 Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge Champions Daniel Barry and his co-driver Martin Brady, were presented with their prize for winning the one-make rally series for Group N (production class) Lancer Evolutions, at the end-of-season prizegiving ceremony in Daventry on Saturday night.

Handing over the keys of the brand new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X RS was Challenge Coordinator Simon Slade, who said:

“Daniel and Martin have really shone in this year’s championship and won five out of the eight events. However, although the points show a convincing victory, they did not have it all their own way as the competition was fierce all season.”

On receiving the keys to his brand new Lancer the 24-year old driver from Ireland’s County Wicklow said:

“This is a fantastic prize and tops-off what has been a great season. I have to thank Martin and my team who did a tremendous job throughout the year and must also thanks Mitsubishi UK for supporting a championship that continues to offer the best prizes in the sport.”

Other Evolution Challenge winners to be presented with their awards were:

  • 2nd Driver/Co-driver:
Nik Elsmore/Craig Drew
  • 3rd Driver/Co-driver:
Simon Hughes/Craig Parry
  • 4th Driver/Co-driver:
Alan Carmichael/Ivor Lamont
  • PIAA Junior Award:
Owen Murphy
  • Speedline Grand Attack Award:
Nik Elsmore
  • RPM Promotions Media Award:
Nik Elsmore
  • Sunoco Spirit Award:
Nik Elsmore
  • Carbone Lorraine Brakes Award:
Owen Murphy
  • Best prepared car – Team Award:  
Barry Motorsport

The 2009 Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge was supported by Mitsubishi Motors UK, Ralliart, Pirelli tyres, Sunoco fuels, JR Motorsports, Speedline Corse wheels, Carbone Lorraine brakes, Walkinshaw Performance, Sparco racewear and PIAA lights..