|The six members of the scheme were presented to dignitaries and team members on Wednesday evening after Robert Reid, Performance Director of the MSA Elite scheme, had outlined the programme to the guests.
The six are pictured here with (r-l) Graham Stoker (Chairman of the Motor Sports Council), Colin Hilton (MSA Chief Executive), John Grant (MSA Chairman) and Bruce Goddard (MSA Business Development Director).
Four of the Elite were competing on the event. Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin kept their Eddie Stobart-backed Ford Focus WRC in the top 20 throughout, while Stuart Jones` Silverstone Tyres backed Group N Lancer performed and Daniel Barritt (who co-drives for David Higgins in a Mitsubishi Lancer) were both around the top 30.
Meanwhile Philip Morrow and James Wozencroft were able to gain valuable experience by taking part in the official recce on the Wednesday, then spending the weekend networking through the teams and media.