Rhys Lloyd is given the 2008 WRDA Welsh Young Driver of the Year Award
Carmarthen driver Rhys Lloyd was presented with the prestigious WRDA Welsh Young Driver of the Year Award at the glittering WRDA Award Night at the Copthorne
Hotel in Cardiff on Saturday 21st Feb 2009. Lloyd was given the trophy by WRDA Chairman Mike Woods, who said "Once again there were a lot of talented young drivers in contention, but Rhys had an almost perfect season in 2008 by decisively winning not only the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship but also the LMA Euro Saloon Championship as well. He has matured into one of the top young saloon car drivers in British racing, and the club was pleased to be able to acknowledge his achievements in this way." Rhys himself said "I am thrilled to receive this award, it's a fabulous trophy to be given. I will be looking to defend my championships in 2009"
Last year the award was given to Hywel Lloyd, who said" It was something I feel very proud of. It was a nice achievement and it was nice to have the support of the Welsh Racing Drivers Association. It helped me a lot and I hoped I show their support was justified" Hywel went on to finish 3rd in the National Class in the 2008 British Formula 3 Championship after winning 2 races and putting in a string of strong drives.