RISING young motor racing driver, Colin Noble, who’s sponsored by Midlothian Nissan dealership, Alex F Noble & Son, is celebrating after collecting a hat-trick of titles.
Colin, son of Colin Noble Snr, himself a former championship winning racing driver and director of Alex F Noble & Son, won a triple crown of prizes a the Scottish Motor Racing Club’s (SMRC) annual dinner and award ceremony held at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Hotel.
He won The William Lyons Trophy for the best performance by a Scottish driver in a Sports Car, The Rothmans Trophy (awarded to Colin and Ecurie Ecosse co-driver Alasdair McCaig) for the top Scottish driver (or drivers) competing in a UK National Championship and The Ecurie Ecosse ‘Hub Cap’, awarded to each year to an outstanding young Scottish driver who has shown enormous potential.
The three prizes came after Colin played a major role in securing this year’s inaugural Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup for his team, Ecurie Ecosse, and a second place finish in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in Europe.
Colin, 21, said: “It was a great honour to receive three prestigious awards from the SMRC which came as a huge surprise. This has been quite a year, both for me personally and the Ecurie Ecosse and Nielsen Race team. To finish second in the Le Mans Cup was pretty special but to win the inaugural LMP3 Cup Championship at our first attempt was an amazing achievement.
“Full credit must go to everyone connected with the Ecurie Ecosse and Nielsen Race team but special mentions must go to my co-drivers, Alasdair McCaig and Tony Wells, to Nielsen Race team owner, David (Sven) Thompson and of course, to all our sponsors including Alex F Noble & Son Nissan, whose continued support is highly valued. What a fantastic way to sign off a very successful 2017 and all of us can’t wait to be competing again next year in both Europe and the UK.”