Barry Sheene Medal

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Barry Sheene Medal
Awarded for Best and fairest driver in a V8 Supercars season.
Country Australia
Reward(s) Medal
First awarded 2003
Currently held by Craig Lowndes

The Barry Sheene Medal is an award dedicated to the memory of British motorcycle rider and Australian V8 Supercar commentator Barry Sheene. The medal is awarded to the driver who shows outstanding leadership, personality, fan appeal and sportsmanship throughout the V8 Supercar season.[1] The winner is decided by votes taken from a panel of former drivers, commentators, and both on-track and metropolitan media. After a round, each panelist provides 3, 2 and 1 votes to the drivers which they thought displayed the characteristics that the medal is about.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Recipient
2003 Australia Marcos Ambrose[3]
2004 Australia Marcos Ambrose[4]
2005 Australia Craig Lowndes[5]
2006 Australia Craig Lowndes[6]
2007 Australia Jamie Whincup[7]
2008 Australia Jamie Whincup[8]
2009 Australia Will Davison[9]
2010 Australia James Courtney[10]
2011 Australia Craig Lowndes[11]
2012 Australia Mark Winterbottom[12]
2013 Australia Craig Lowndes[13]
2014 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[14]
2015 Australia Craig Lowndes[15]

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Driver Years
5 Australia Craig Lowndes 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015
2 Australia Marcos Ambrose 2003, 2004
Australia Jamie Whincup 2007, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ BARRY SHEENE BIOGRAPHY
  2. ^ "V8's best to receive Barry Sheene Medal". abc.net.au. 21 Mar 2003. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ V8 SUPERCAR AWARDS PRESENT INAUGURAL BARRY SHEENE MEDAL
  4. ^ Ambrose takes prestigious Barry Sheene Medal
  5. ^ Jennings, Bob (29 Nov 2005). "Lowndes is voted top of the pops". smh.com.au. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lowndes wins major V8 award". motoring.com.au. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Whincup wins Barry Sheene Medal
  8. ^ "Whincup tops super year with Barry Sheene Medal". abc.net.au. 9 Dec 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Jackson, Ed (7 Dec 2009). "V8 Supercar driver Will Davison takes out the 2009 Barry Sheene Medal". foxsports. AAP. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  10. ^ V8 AWARDS: COURTNEY WINS BARRY SHEENE MEDAL
  11. ^ Lowndes wins record third Barry Sheene Medal
  12. ^ Mark Winterbottom consoled with Barry Sheene Medal
  13. ^ "Lowndes wins fourth Barry Sheene Medal at V8 Supercar Gala Awards". V8 Supercars. 9 Dec 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "McLaughlin wins Barry Sheene medal at V8 Gala". Speedcafe. 8 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Craig Lowndes wins fifth Barry Sheene Medal". V8 Supercars. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.