The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is pleased to announce that Robert Ladbrook has been named the Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist of the Year.
Established in 2002 in association with Renault UK, the award is designed to find and recognise the most promising British motor sport journalists aged 25 or under.
Ladbrook, now 26 from Eltham in London, has worked as a reporter for the weekly publication Motorsport News since 2008, and impressed this year’s judging panel with a well written and insightful mix of race reports, features and profiles.
Ladbrook said: “Working in this industry is a real privilege but it can take up a lot of your life, so it’s brilliant for my work to be recognised with the Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist of the Year award. I’d like to thank the staff at Motorsport News, from whom I’ve learnt all of my journalistic skills. It gives me great pride to be where I am now, having worked my way up from the bottom of the ladder.”
MSA Chief Executive Colin Hilton said: “Robert’s progress during his short time at Motorsport News was evident in his submission for this year’s competition. As always it was a close-run thing, but after a long debate the judges concluded that the quality and variety of Robert’s work this year should be rewarded, particularly given that he became a professional journalist just two years ago.”
Ladbrook will collect a trophy and a cheque for £1000 at the MSA’s Night of Champions ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London on 21 January 2011.
2009: Ben Anderson, Autosport
2008: Ed Foster, Motor Sport
2007: Steven English, Autosport
2006: Kevin Turner, Autosport
2005: Glenn Freeman, Motorsport News
2004: Gemma Briggs, Racecar/Haymarket
2003: Tim Redmayne, Motorsport News
2002: Will Gray, Collings Sport
Release MSA10-069: 16 December 2010
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