The managing director of Cumbrian based motorsport firm M-Sport is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria.
Former British Rally Champion Malcolm Wilson is to receive his fellowship for his "outstanding contribution" to the industry.
M-Sport run their rally company from their Dovenby Hall complex in Cockermouth, and are one of west Cumbria's largest employers.
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