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John Easson Award

2300 Club Presents: The John Easson Award 

Entries are now Closed




The John Easson Award Recipient for the 2022 Season





Name: Ioan Lloyd                                                                       

Age: 19

Location: Wales                                                                            

 Car: Peugeot 208 Rally 4

 Championship:      British Rally Championship

Round 1    The Corbeau Seats Rally Tendring & Clacton          4th JBRC     15th Overall
Round 2    Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally                 DNF             Accident 
Round 3    The Nicky Grist Stages Rally                                           5th JBRC      super rally
Round 4    The Grampian Forest Rally                                             3rd JBRC
Round 5     Rali Ceredigion                in-car video                    3rd JBRC      13th Overall
Round 6     Trackrod Rally Yorkshire        in-car video            DNF     Sheared wheel studs
Round 7     The Cambrian Rally                     Video               DNF      Driveshaft failure




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2022 John Easson Award Finalists unveiled…….read more
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Lloyd a class act at Rali Ceredigion…………read more
Ioan Lloyd well prepared for Rali Ceredigion……..read more
Podium at the Grampian Forest Rally……..read more
Round 3 the Nicky Grist Stages……..read more
Ioan Lloyd bounces back for round 3 of the BRC…….. read more
Dissapointment for Ioan Lloyd on the Jim Clark Rally……..read more
Seconds out, round two of the BRC for Ioan Lloyd……..read more
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JEA Winner Ioan Lloyd unveils new car for BRC opener this weekend……….readmore
JEA winner Ioan Lloyd gears up for 2022…….readmore
2021 JEA Winner announced……….readmore
2021 JEA finalists announced.………readmore


2300 Club presents:

The John Easson Award 2021

The 2300 Club is proud to announce the details of the 2022 John Easson Award for young rally drivers and more recently, co-drivers.

First run in 2004, the Award is named after rally driver John Easson, a regular rally competitor and a generous supporter of the 2300 Club before tragically losing his life in an air accident in 1999.

For 2022, the John Easson Award will once again continue the successful format of assisting a young British competitor with financial support, and maintain its place as the UK’s number one free-to-enter cash prize rally Award.

The award is open to drivers & co-odrivers. Individuals from all disciplines of rallying are eligible to enter, and a junior driver / co-driver has just has much chance of being chosen for the award as an experienced competitor.

The prize is as always fantastic; £5,000 cash to the selected applicant. And once again for this year we are offering an extra bonus payment of £1,000 if the driver or co-driver wins the overall class award on the championship they have taken part in during the  2023 season.

The prize fund will be allocated in stage payments to pay entry fees for a selection of rallies the winning applicant takes part in during the 2023 season, which the committee feel will help ease the financial burden placed on a young driver/co-driver during their rally season. And if successful in securing the bonus prize of £1,000 this will be a huge help in kick starting their 2024 rally season.

The final selection process will see the top three applicants for the award being invited to an informal interview with a panel of judges who will decide the overall John Easson Award winner. New this year, there will be prizes for 2nd & 3rd places. In the form of financial assistance towards  their future rallying. To the value of £1000 for 2nd place & £500 for 3rd place.

The JEA is huge reward for only a little effort, free to enter and open to all drivers / co-drivers who fit the following criteria:

  • Age under 27 on the 31st of October 2022, Resident in the British Isles, including Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
  • Holder of a MSUK competition Licence.
  • Entries open on the 1st September 2022 and close at midnight on the 31 October 2022

Drivers who wish to enter should send the following details as a minimum to the Award scheme manager:

  • A current motorsport CV outlining experience and results to date
  • A covering letter explaining why the panel should select them as winner and their aims for their future in rallying
  • A reference letter from any 3rd party

Entry presentations can be as inventive and detailed as an applicant wants to make them; the above criteria are a minimum and we always look forward to receiving some interesting presentations!

And of course applications from previous applicants are always welcomed, (it should be noted many of our winners have been previous applicants).

Entries should be sent to the John Easson Award Manager, John Cope at the details below:

John Easson Award
John Cope
The Meadows
15 Owlerbarrow Road

For Further Information Email jcope4@icloud.com


 Previous JEA winners:

2004: George Collister, Isle of Man               
2005: Stevie Brown, Scotland
2006: Ryan Borthwick, Scotland
2007: Alick Kerr, Scotland
2008: Philip Scholes, England
2009: Mark McCulloch, Scotland
2010: Sara Williams, Wales
2011: Osian Pryce, Wales
2012: Matt Griffin, England
2013: Chris Ingram, England
2014: Aaron McClure, England
2015: Matthew Jackson, England
2016: Sam Bilham, England
2017: Tommi Meadows, England
2018: George Lepley, England
2019: Ewan Tindall, England
2021: Ioan Lloyd, Wales

2022: ?.. It could be you !

For further information: Email: jcope4@icloud.com