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Nigel Moore Wins £100,000 F2 Scholarship

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Nigel Moore has been awarded a £100,000 Formula Two Scholarship prize after winning the 2010 Formula Palmer Audi title. The 18-year-old Yorkshireman will be able to use the prizemoney towards a drive in F2 for 2011.

Moore headed into the final weekend of the season at Silverstone second in the standings behind Maxime Jousse, younger brother of former F2 racer Julien. However, he came out on top after finishing second in both of Saturday's races, before winning the final race on Sunday. Jousse only could only manage a best result of fourth all weekend, meaning he dropped to second in the standings.

Moore's championship glory comes in his first season of racing single-seaters. He burst onto the racing scene by winning the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2007, before winning the Ginetta G50 Cup the following year. In 2009 he made his debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Ginetta in the LMP1 class, becoming the youngest ever British driver to compete in the legendary race. For 2010, Ginetta supported his entry into single-seaters. He is now set to embark on a Formula Two campaign next year, aiming to follow in the footsteps of fellow Brit Dean Stoneman by winning the championship.

Moore said: “I”m still in absolutely shock! Heading to Silverstone there were five of us who could potentially take the title and just two points between me and Maxime Jousse. I knew it was going to do down to the wire in the last race and both Jousse and I had poor starts so I had to go all out to get the points. It's an unbelievable feeling to have won this Championship and to now have the chance to take part in the Formula 2 Scholarship.”

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