London based professional racing driver, Sam Hancock, today became a full member of the prestigious British Racing Drivers Club.
The BRDC, as it is known, is arguably the most exclusive club in motor racing. With a membership that numbers only 850, it is home to the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Those who have met the exacting entry criteria have achieved at the highest levels of the sport, or made a significant contribution to enable others to do so.
Membership of the BRDC is sought after and extremely difficult to achieve. The list of Members, past and present, reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of motor sport and Hancock's achievements, notably in GT and sports car racing at National, European and World level, have earned him the chance to fulfil what has long been a lifetime ambition.
As owners of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, the club's priorities include the facilitation of the British Grand Prix and the fostering of young talent to ensure Britain retains its position as a dominant force in motor sport.
" This really is a great honour and I am extremely grateful to the club for the invitation and to the other members who kindly took the time to support my nomination. I've long been a fan of the history of the sport, so it is not lost on me just how special it is to be a part of a club like this. I'm looking forward to getting involved, enjoying some events and seeing if there's perhaps any useful contribution I might be able to offer, to give something back to the sport and the club."