Bridgestone’s E-reporter Announced
The UK finalist of the Bridgestone e-reporter competition, Mike Channell, has been announced as the overall winner of its pan-European Bridgestone e-reporter young journalist competition.
He attended the European Grand Prix as part of his prize and reported on the inaugural GP2 Series for Bridgestone Europe and the GP2 Series’ websites. Channell will fly to Japan for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, and also received a new laptop.
“I think it’s amazing! I’m stunned that I was chosen ahead of some of the most talented young motorsport journalists in Europe. I already felt like a winner after Monza, but this is just unreal, and visiting Japan should be an incredible experience,” said Channell.
“I think the competition was a fantastic idea. Young journalists would be such an easy area for motorsport to overlook, but with Bridgestone’s e-reporter we have had the chance both to gain hands on experience, and to get ourselves noticed by the movers and shakers in the F1 Paddock. I met several members of the ITV-F1 team, and this opportunity to be ‘dropped in at the top’ is one that traditionally would never happen. I’d like to thank Bridgestone for everything they have done to make the e-reporter competition not just enjoyable, but highly useful for someone in my position.”