8 December 2010
David Brabham awarded 'All-American' honours
David Brabham and Patron Highcroft Racing team-mate Simon Pagenaud have been honoured for their ALMS success in 2010.
David Brabham and Patron Highcroft Racing team-mate Simon Pagenaud's American Le Mans Series championship-winning efforts have been recognised by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association [AARWBA] with the pair joining an illustrious list of champions on this year's 'All-American' team.
First awarded in 1970, the all-star team is selected by AARWBA members to highlight the most impressive on-track performances in 2010, and Brabham and Pagenaud join a line-up of some of the hottest racing talent from the 2010 season, including three-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, five-time NASCAR king Jimmie Johnson, drag legend John Force and ALMS GT champs Jorg Bergmeister and Patrick Long.
Past members of the All American team also read like a history book of American racing - with Mario Andretti, Richard Petty, Al Unser, Mark Donohue, Parnelli Jones, AJ Foyt, Don Prudhomme, Rick Mears, Steve Kinser, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon are Tony Stewart all having received multiple selections over the years.
"It is a great honour to be on that list with a lot of fantastic drivers and to be chosen again is very humbling," Brabham admitted, "However, I can't go out there and do it on my own.
"At Highcroft, I have a great group of people around me and, of course, my team-mate Simon did a fantastic job. Without everyone's help, this award wouldn't be possible. The entire team really shares in this award."
The 2010 selection was Brabham's fifth overall, and his third in a row, while Pagenaud was enjoying selection for for the first time.
"It is great to be recognised by the media and, after seeing everyone's name on the list, I am really honored to be selected with David," the Frenchman commented.
"When chosen amongst that level of top performers, it just makes you want to work even harder and try and do even better next year. A big thank you must go to Brabs and the whole team for helping make this possible."
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