Former British Rally Champion Malcolm Wilson has picked up another major title in Carlisle.
The managing director of M-Sport, who run Ford's World Rally activities, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Cumbria.
It recognises his outstanding contribution to motorsport and Cumbrian business.
Kim Inglis reports:
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