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GENEROUS INGRASSIA DONATES PODIUM TROPHIES TO TEAM PERSONNEL

Julien Ingrassia is one of the most well-liked personalities in the service park, and it is easy to see why when considering his generous nature.

Having secured back-to-back second places at both Rally Mexico and the Tour de Corse last month, the selfless co-driver donated the silverware to the team who made the results possible.

Conducting a raffle amongst all M-Sport employees, the striking Rally Mexico trophy was awarded to R5 Parts Manager, Ross Sutherland:

“From the moment Julien joined the team both he and Sébastien have shown us a lot of respect. They want to win, but they know that we do too, and their level of professionalism is really something to be admired.

“I was both surprised and unsurprised to hear that Julien was offering his trophy – surprised that he did not want to keep it for himself, and not surprised because he is probably one of the nicest guys in the service park. It was a real honour to receive the trophy and it will take pride of place back home.”

The sleek trophy for second place at the Tour de Corse was won by new-recruit and engineer to Lorenzo Bertelli, Milan Polacek:

“What a welcome to the team! I’ve worked in rallying for some time and, although I’ve never worked with Julien directly, he’s always struck me as a really nice guy – this proves that I was right in that assumption.

“I’ve joined the team at a really exciting time and I hope to see Sébastien and Julien secure more good results as the season goes on. It’s really nice to have a piece of the story and it’s sat proudly on my desk back at Dovenby Hall.”

Julien Ingrassia said:

“Rallying is a team sport and results cannot be achieved without a strong and hard-working team behind the scenes. We’ve been made to feel really welcome at M-Sport and the passion and determination that Malcolm has inspired in his team is clear to see.

“I’ve always liked to show my appreciation and give a little something back, and this seemed like the perfect way to do just that.”