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McNish given `Driver of the Decade` accolade.

Fresh from his stunning performance in the Petit Le Mans, Allan McNish has been voted as American Le Mans Series 'Driver of the Decade'.

The Scot, who has won three ALMS titles, in 2000, 2006 and 2007, each time with Audi, headed off several drivers, including his team-mates, to win the accolade.

Although he spent 2008 competing in the European-based Le Mans Series, with 26 wins, 12 pole positions and 15 fastest race laps, ex-Toyota F1 driver McNish remains one of the most successful ALMS racers of all time.

He was certainly pleased to be recognised, not least because he has only ever completed three full seasons in the series.

“It is an accolade that has come completely out of the blue,” confirmed McNish. “Over 70 drivers, including all of the legendary names from the past 10 years of sportscar racing, were eligible and I'm honoured to have been chosen by the fans – especially as I've only completed three full seasons in the ALMS and just two races this year.”

In addition, McNish has been awarded Audi Driver magazine's “Audi Personality of the Year” for a third consecutive year and receives the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) ACO Award in London on 8 December – for the highest-placed British driver in the Le Mans 24 Hours – a race (14-15 Jun) he won for the second time in his career this year.


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American Lemans Series.  1-4 October 2008. Petit Lemans. Road Atlanta. Braselton, Ga. Alan McNish.
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Audi`s Dindo Capello, Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen win Sebring 12 Hours   [image courtesy Audi Motorsport]
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