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McNish awarded Segrave Trophy for second time

Allan McNish has won the Segrave Trophy for a second time Credit: PA

Dumfries racing driver Allan McNish has been awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy for the second time in his career.

The 44-year-old, who announced his retirement four months ago, was given the award yesterday, Tuesday 15 April, at the Royal Automobile Club in London.

McNish became the first Briton to claim the Tourist Trophy by winning the Silverstone 6 Hour race last April, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship all in the same year.

Allan McNish to retire

Allan McNish (left) won the World Endurance Driver's Championship earlier this year Credit: Allan McNish

Dumfries racing driver Allan McNish has announced his retirement from front-line racing.

The 43-year-old became the first Scotsman in history to win a World Sportscar Title after securing the World Endurance Drivers' Championship in November.

During his highly successful 32 year racing career, McNish has won the famous LeMans 24 hours race three times and has netted almost 80 wins and over 125 top-three podiums.

He will continue to work with the Audi Sport factory team next year in various roles.

McNish said there's no better way to end his Audi sportscar race career than going out as a World Champion.

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McNish wins Le Mans

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Le Mans winners remember Allan Simonsen who died while competing in the race Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Dumfries driver Allan McNish has won the Le Mans 24 hour race for the third time.

He competed in the famous endurance race with Audi team mates Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval.

Tom Kristensen crosses the line Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Dane Kristensen took the chequered flag at La Sarthe to end a race which was overshadowed by the death of his countryman Allan Simonsen.

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Dumfries racing star returns home

Allan McNish Credit: ITV Border

Allan McNish from Dumfries has been described as the world's top sportscar driver.

The 44-year-old began racing at the age of 11 and progressed up the motorsport ladder until he reached the pinnacle, Formula 1.

He started in karting, then progressed through the junior formula, Formula 3, Formula 3000 en route to Sportscar racing, Le Mans 24 Hours and F1.

Since then he has won the prestigious Le Mans 24 hours race twice and has been an Audi 'works' driver for 11 years.

Tune into Lookaround at 6pm tonight to see the full interview with Mr McNish, where he will be telling us about his aspirations for this coming season.

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