Craig Lowndes has won the Barry Sheene Medal at the V8 Supercars Awards Gala in Sydney overnight.
Lowneds won the sport's best and fairest award for the fifth time, beating Championship winner Mark Winterbottom.
“He was a character, Barry,” Lowndes said.
“I remember when I first started in V8s that he was an amazing person.
“To be able to receive this medal, it’s a great honour. It’s something very special.”
2015 V8 Supercars Gala Awards
2015 V8 Supercars Champion — Mark Winterbottom, Prodrive Racing Australia
Castrol Edge Champion Team of the Year — Red Bull Racing Australia
Champion Manufacturer of the Year — Holden
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Champions — Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards
Dunlop Series Champion — Cameron Waters, Prodrive Racing Australia
Barry Sheene Medal — Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia
Mike Kable ‘Young Gun’ Award — Ashley Walsh
ARMOR ALL Pole Position Award — Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia
Dunlop Series ARMOR ALL Pole Position Award — Cameron Waters, Prodrive Racing Australia
Fans Choice Award Best Presented Team — Holden Racing Team
Fans Choice Award Most Popular Driver — Craig Lowndes, Red Bull Racing Australia
Fans Choice Award Best Event — Castrol Gold Coast 600
Best Volunteer Group — ITM 500 Auckland
Privateer’s Cup — Jack Le Brocq
V8 Supercars Media Award — James Phelps, News Limited
V8 Supercars Hall of Fame Inductee — Garry Rogers
Driver’s Driver — Lee Holdsworth