Welcome to the Motorsport News National Racing Driver of the Year 2021 award sponsored by Cataclean. Here you can have your say and vote for who you think deserves the inaugural award.

One of the greatest aspects of motorsport is being able to dissect and ruminate on any drivers’ or teams’ performance once the chequered flag or the final control board has been passed and the dust has settled.

There are so many meritorious performances to enjoy, remember and reflect upon but, for the first time, Motorsport News wants to reward the teams, drivers and organisers who have given us the most pleasure over the season just gone.

And, true to Motorsport News’s heartland, we will be focusing on the heroes of the national motorsport scene.

We will be handing out 10 awards in the middle of November to recognise the outstanding performers over the last 12 months. Among them, we will unearth the National Rally Driver of the Year 2021 and the National Racing Driver of the Year 2021, and this is where we need your help.

Below is your shortlist of the National Racing Driver of the Year 2021, sponsored by Cataclean, and here is where you’ll be able to cast your vote for who you think should be crowned the winner.

And don’t forget, this is not just about the people who have claimed the silverware. This is about the drivers who have given the performances that have taken your breath away.

These will be the headline categories in our comprehensive round up of the star performers of the year. As well as the National Rally Driver and National Racing Driver honours, there are a host of other accolades that include Historic Driver of the Year, Sporting Scene Driver of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Organising Club of the Year, Series of the Year, Race Meeting of the Year, Unsung Hero of the Year and Team of the Year.

Motorsport News editor Matt James said: “Our mission with the inaugural Motorsport News awards is to credit those drivers, teams, organisers and volunteers who have gone the extra mile in the last 12 months.

“If there is one thing that the tough times recently have taught us, it is that the passion for motorsport and the act of competing is stronger than it has ever been. As the Voice of British Motorsport, we salute that and what better way to do that than with our first Motorsport News awards. Get involved and make your vote count.”

All the winners will be announced in our November 11 Awards Special edition. Make sure you reserve a copy at your newsagents to find out who has emerged on top of the pile.