No stranger to the podium, Carrick on Suir Motor Club member and World Rally star Craig Breen who has just last week positioned himself with an 18 point lead in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship after just two rounds has been announced the overall champion in his native county for the Waterford Person of the Year 2011.
Craig was presented with the award by Mayor of Waterford Pat Hayes on Sunday at a ceremony at The Tower Hotel in Waterford.
Presenting the award Mayor Hayes said - “I am delighted to present this award to Craig, he is a huge name in the world of Motor sport and he is a fantastic role model and very deserving winner. I would like to wish him every success for the 2012 season and I’m sure the people of Waterford who I am told voted in their thousands for you would also join me in that sentiment.”
Craig, who just turned twenty-two, first hit the Motorsport scene at only thirteen as an Irish Karting Cadet and it was clear from that early age that the kid had a talent. Numerous successes were achieved through his years in Karting, setting down an excellent platform for his Rallying career.