Wednesday 1 September 2010

Onslow-Cole wins third HiQ champagne moment!

HiQ could be forgiven for renaming its Champagne Moments the Tom Onslow-Cole Awards, after the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship star won his third accolade of the season.

The Team Aon star has become the first driver in history to win three HiQ awards – voted for by the fans – in one season.

It is Tom’s second champagne moment win in successive race weekends and third in four races, after previously winning at Snetterton and also Oulton Park.

The 23 year-old captured the imagination of fans at Silverstone, where he showed raw pace and no shortage of skill to win one race and feature prominently in the other two.

He said today: “I’d just like to say a massive thank-you for everybody who has voted for me – not just this year, but ever since I have been in the series.

“Everyone has always been so positive towards me at each circuit and these champagne moment awards mean a lot to me.

“They have made me more determined to push harder and overcome everything that has been thrown at me during the season.”

Kieron Brennan of Surrey voted for Tom and will present him with his bottle of champagne at this weekend’s round of racing at Knockhill.

He said: “Tom was immense again. He deserves the award for a podium finish in each race, and proving to the moaners that even with an engine that’s been restricted, the AON Ford can still win.”

Tom polled a whopping 59 per cent of votes, beating Paul O’Neill into second place (22 per cent).

HiQ’s marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said: “Tom is becoming something of a hero for many fans, and we can see why he continues to get such high levels of support.

“He was superb again at Silverstone and we wish him well at Knockhill this weekend.”

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