Ginetta G50 superstar Frank Wrathall is delighted to have become a BRDC rising star, based at the home of British motorsport, Silverstone.
The award recognises Franks racing achievements. The 2009 season saw Frank finish runner up to Nathan Freke in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Championship, with a sensational record of 23 podiums from 28 races. His performances were seen by 'scouts' present at each race event, which had been appointed by the BRDC for the 2009 season. The award is held in the highest regard, and only 40 drivers nominated at any one time, from the whole of the commonwealth. The BRDC Rising Star award is truly by invitation only.
Two of the recent successes are 2008 FIA Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Alex Lloyd, and last year saw 8 national champions within its ranks, the BRDC Rising Stars has proved that they have the ability to spot true stars of the future. British Motorsport is in safe hands with the BRDC Rising Stars.
A Delighted Frank has this to say about being invited to become a Rising Star: “This is a fantastic achievement for me, it is a great honour to be selected as a BRDC Rising Star. Being recognised by the BRDC will give my career a massive boost as I look to go on and achieve greater things in motorsport.”
The BRDC was inaugurated in 1928 with a number of key objectives – to promote the general interests of motorsport, to celebrate specific performances within motorsport and to promote the interests of British drivers on an international basis. Damon Hill, the 1996 FIA Formula One World Champion is the current president of the BRDC.