Eoin Murray


2003-12-02 // Eoin Murray 'Young Racing Driver of the Year'
Eoin Murray was named ‘Young Racing Driver of the Year’ at the Alfa Romeo Awards for Excellence in Irish Motorsport held in the Conrad Hotel Dublin on Monday 1st December 2003. In addition to the accolade which comes with a substantial prize fund Eoin is particularly pleased to accept the prestigious Dunlop Sexton Trophy.

In accepting his award Eoin paid tribute to the organisers and thanked the sponsors of the event. He intends to use his prize fund to further his career in Saloon Car Racing. ‘’I am particularly pleased to have won this award and trophy as a Saloon racer and I hope that this will encourage other drivers to consider Saloon Car racing as a viable career option in the future. I hope to be a worthy recipient of the prestigious award as ‘Young Racing Driver of the Year’ and be an ambassador for Irish Motorsport’’.

The hype surrounding Formula 1 and the glamour and excitement provided by Jordan over the past number of years has prompted a number of young Irish hopefuls to pursue the Single seater route. However Eoin Murray is resolute in his choice to pursue a career in Saloon cars and has set down a clear marker of his ability.

The young Irish driver, in his second season in the Renault Clio UK Cup was certainly the man to watch after very successful pre-season testing when he out- performed the opposition. Just 20 years old Eoin sees his participation in the Elf Clio’s as an integral part of his long-term plan to become a Professional Saloon Car Racer.

Eoin Murray who is sponsored by former British Rallycross Champion Helmut Holfeld through his company Holfeld F1 Components also receives support from Bill Griffin Motors, Carnegie Sand & Gravel and a number of other Irish companies he has achieved 4 Race wins, 4 Second Places and 2 Third Places finishing the season in Third place in the Championship. This is a fantastic achievement in the highly competitive single make series.

Over the season Eoin’s, talent, grit & determination has won him many admirers and fans and he is currently examining the various options open to him. Lack of final regulations across a number of the possible options has meant that he has still not finalised plans for next year but either way you can be sure you have not heard the last from the young Firhouse man.

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