Matthew Parry finally got his hands on the Super 1 Series silverware during the annual Autosport International exhibition at Birmingham's NEC.

Having clinched the title with a brace of sixth place finishes at the final round at Three Sisters - such was his cushion heading north to the Wigan venue - the 16-year had to wait patiently for several months before the series' awards presentation, but eventually got to see his name added to the likes of Allan McNish, David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton as a Super 1 champion.

Parry received the impressive-looking Junior Rotax trophy from BTCC legend Jason Plato, who was joined on stage by multiple WTCC champion Andy Priaulx, F1 driver-turned-commentator Martin Brundle and Le Mans star McNish, and, in common with fellow champions, also took home a brand new Rotax engine courtesy of JAG Engineering and an invitation to attend a three-hour iZone workshop at Silverstone.

Such was his performance over the season, however, the Paul Carr Racing driver was also awarded the major iZone prize of a full day at the Silverstone facility, where he will receive tuition by expert driver coaches, which should prove useful ahead of his anticipated graduation to Formula Ford in 2011.

With the formalities completed at the NEC, some 287 drivers, officials and guests moved on to enjoy dinner and entertainment at a nearby Coventry hotel as the final act of the 2010 campaign.


Article created by Craig Llewellyn.