Meath BSafe Sports Ambassador Cian Carey had a hectic few days over the past week between the duties involved in his new role in conjunction with Meath Co Council and Generali and fulfilling his Motorsport Ireland commitments
After the launch of the BSafe Campaign, Carey had to complete a fitness assessment in conjunction with his Sport Ireland young racing driver of the year title that he scooped in December 2016.
More recently he was at a Motorsport Ireland announcement that the Italian automotive manufacturer, Beta Utensili, will be the new title sponsor of the prestigious Irish motorsport awards.
At that launch Carey talked about his “incredible season” since winning Ireland’s young racing driver of the year award last December.
The 22-year-old Ratoath man is racing in Formula Three in the UK and won the internationally-acclaimed Leinster Trophy in September, a piece of silverware that was hugely popular at the BSafe event two weeks ago.
“Winning the Sexton Trophy for young racing driver of the year is definitely one of the highlights of my career to date. It has opened so many doors that would normally be shut and has, without doubt, helped me to progress in my sport,” commented Carey.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the year so far. I have achieved several podium finishes and, with a few races left, I am lying fourth in my debut year in the Formula 3 championship.
“For me Beta’s sponsorship of the awards validates the great work that Motorsport Ireland do behind the scenes to help drivers like myself.
“Their support will encourage other young drivers to strive to achieve their goals,” he added.
As the BSafe Sports Ambassador Carey will visit a number of schools throughout the year to talk about the BSafe campaign and safety on the roads. “In motorsport we take safety very seriously, people driving on the roads also need to prioritise safety for themselves and other road users,” added the Ratoath man.
At the announcement of the Beta Utensili support for the Motorsport Ireland awards CEO Alex Sinclair who reflected on the increase in the numbers participating in motorsport. “We have more drivers than ever competing on the international circuits and many of them would have received accolades at our awards ceremony over the years,” said Sinclair.
“In association with our partners in Ireland, J&S Automotive, Beta are delighted to sponsor the Motorsport Ireland Awards and to be involved with Irish Motorsport,” said Beta Head of Sales, UK and Ireland, Martin Bryers.
The Motorsport Ireland Awards will be held in Mansion House on Tuesday 5th December next and among the prestigious prizes up for grabs are the International Driver of the Year, the Sexton Trophy, and the Billy Coleman Award for the young rally driver of the year.
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