Stuart follows in father’s footsteps

January 28, 2011 by  
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Reigning Northern Ireland rally champion Stuart Biggerstaff has already started 2011 in winning ways after being awarded the prestigious British Motorsport Marshals Club driver of the year 2010, which was presented by the club’s Vice Chairman Robert Coursey at the ANICC awards dinner held at the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday, 22nd January.

Robert said: “This award recognises the fact that Stuart has kept the club’s voluntary membership entertained throughout the year out on the rally stages of Northern Ireland and has shown great maturity for his age and in winning the championship title. Stuart has also become the youngest ever champion, beating the previous record held by 2008 champion, Connor McCloskey, by four months.”

It is all so fitting that as Stuart joins a prestigious list of past winners, exactly 20 years this year since his father Denis Biggerstaff also received the award, making them the only father and son recipients of the David Gillespie Trophy.

Stuart said: “It is a privilege to be awarded the marshals driver of the year as it is a very special award chosen by the people closest to the action. Next year I am planning to compete in the Northern Ireland Rally Championship, but I just have to take it one event at a time. I learnt alot last year and know that I still have alot to learn this year.”

Further information on marshalling can be found at and Stuart can be followed on his facebook page, Stuart Biggerstaff Motorsport.

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