Clare Man Nominated For Young Rally Driver Of The Year

Michael Hamilton in action. Picture: Motorsport Ireland

A Clare man has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award.

23-year-old Michael Hamilton from Miltown Malbay has secured his nomination for his performances in the Sligo and Clare Stages Rallies in September and October.

He finished 12th in Sligo and 15th in Clare, despite lateness penalties in his home rally which dropped him from a possible 13th position.


Michael started out in September 2016 in the Clare Stages Rally and immediately showed his pace, taking a comfortable class win, almost twelve minutes ahead of his closest rival.

The winner of the award receives €50,000 worth of support to contest rallies nationally & internationally in 2019.