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Ireland Young Racing Driver of April

Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Month - April

Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Month - April

21 year old Aron Smith from Rathfarnham has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for April. The young Dubliner’s performances during the month, which included two wins at Thruxton, combined with an earlier third place, leave him in third position in the highly competitive Renault Clio Cup UK series.

Aron began his Motorsport career in Kart Racing at the age of 14. Since then, he has progressed through the ranks, winning both the Winter Cup and the Irish Open Kart Championship in 2006. Two years ago, he finished fourth in the Clio UK series and last year, he tackled the Italian Clio Championship, winning races on two famous Formula 1 circuits, Monza and Imola, as well as taking a second place at Monza.
Aron’s ambition is to graduate to a major Touring Car Championship next year, either the British series or farther afield. He is currently a Structural Engineering student in Dublin Institute of Technology.

With backing from sponsors Smiths’ Hire Centre, Smiths’ Building Supplies, Brandtactics and Ashleaf Motor Centre, Aron will contest the remaining ten rounds of the Clio Cup UK during the year, running as part of the support package to the British Touring Car Championship.

Having been selected as the first Dunlop Driver of the Month for the 2011 season, Aron is now a contender for the prestigious €50,000 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Award. This award is presented annually and is sponsored by Dunlop, the Irish Sports Council and Motorsport Ireland.


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