motoring NEWS.FLYING Scot Allan McNish Allan McNish is a racing driver, born on 29 December 1969 in Dumfries, Scotland. He lives in Monaco with his wife Kelly. He is currently driving an Audi R10 and an R8 for Audi Sport North America in the American Le Mans series. has added another trophy to his collection after being presented with the prestigious Segrave Trophy The Segrave Trophy is awarded to the British national who accomplishes the most outstanding demonstration of the possibilities of transport by land, sea, air, or water. The trophy is named in honour of Sir Henry Segrave, and has been awarded in most years since 1930. for 2008 by the Royal Automobile Club This article is about the private club. For the British motoring organisation, see RAC plc.
The Royal Automobile Club is a private club and is not to be confused with RAC plc, a motorists' organization, which it formerly owned. .
The Dumfries-born driver received the award for his "exceptional endeavour in motorsport", which includes two 24-hour Le Mans victories.
The 39-year-old Audi ace joins a long and prestigious list of recipients of the award - named in honour of the world land and water speed record holder Sir Henry Segrave.
It is presented annually to a British subject for "outstanding achievements in transport on land, water or in the air".
McNish said: "When I look at the achievements of Sir Henry Segrave himself, he epitomises the spirit of adventure and all the qualities that any racing driver would love to have.
"Add to that the list of people - such as Malcolm Campbell, Jackie Stewart, Barry Sheene and a host others on two and four wheels on land, sea and air - who have been presented with this award, and it really is a who's who of sport and adventure.
"I'm very honoured that my name has been added to that list - especially after a long career and a fantastic 2008 season."