Two Special BTRDA Awards for Tom Cave

Welsh rally driver and International Rally Driver's Club member Tom Cave has been honoured with the presentation of two special awards by the British Trial and Rally Drivers Association, the BTRDA. Cave won the 2011 BTRDA Rally Production Cup and the Junior Driver titles and was presented with the two special awards at the 2013 gala lunch in London.

The first of the two honours was the Stross Rally Trophy, awarded annually to the BTRDA member achieving the best performance or individual result on any International or National Special Stage Rally Championship or Event.

In 2012, 20 year-old Tom won two rounds of the MSA British Rally Championship on his way to becoming runner-up in the series to double champion Keith Cronin and the recipient of the Stross Trophy was recommended by the BTRDA Rally Committee. Previous winners of the award include National Champion Damian Cole and VW works WRC driver, Jari-Matti Latvala.

Tom's second award was the Jack Twyford Trophy, awarded annually to the highest-placed BTRDA member driving on the British round of the World Rally Championship or otherwise any event in the British Rally Championship.

Tom, who was the only Welsh driver to contest the 2012 Wales Rally GB, recorded his best WRC finish on the event, completing in 14th place overall at the wheel of the works Proton Motorsports Satria Neo S2000, also claiming second in the SWRC category, behind now-works Peugeot driver, Craig Breen.

Tom's 2013 rally campaign gets going again in April, when he returns to the MSA British Rally Championship, with the sole aim of becoming champion!


7th February, 2013