Bradley Ellis was presented with the BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy during the annual British Racing Drivers' Club Awards ceremony, where he was recognised for his courage and sportsmanship following the accident that broke his neck earlier this year.

The 21-year-old suffered the injury in an accident at Thruxton, where he was guesting in the British GT Championship in a Team RPM-run Ginetta G50.

However, within a week, he was back on track after heading to Oschersleben for the German rounds of the FIA GT3 European Championship.

Ellis flew into the awards from the final FIA GT3 European rounds of the season in Dubai where he was one of seven drivers battling for the championship crown.

Despite clinching his first ever FIA GT3 European pole and another podium finish in race one, the final race of the season was cancelled after a storm flooded the Dubai circuit.

Although his missed out on the title, Ellis did emerge as the winner of the Ford Manufacturer Cup having driven the Ford GT for the Matech Racing team.

"It was an honour to attend the BRDC Awards for the first time in my career and I am really proud to have received the Innes Ireland Trophy in front of the cream of British motorsport," he said. "I'd like to thank the BRDC for their season-long support and to everyone who helped me to make a full recovery after my accident. I won't forget it in a hurry."



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