Sandefjord Kommune awarded Marit Æresprisen (Honorary Award) on the event Speil this weekend.
Speil is the annual event where Sandefjord Kommune hands out prices such as Athlete of the Year, the Cultural award, Volunteer of the Year and the Honorary Award.
Marit as invited to Speil to perform two songs, but was completely caught off guard when the host Thomas Numme jumped in the intro of the last performace with the big surprise. Ida Christine Nilsen from Sandefjord Kommune had the following to say about the prize. - You´ve done a lot, performed on stages all over the World. You´ve been a part of Melodi Grand Prix (singing competition), Wallmans Oslo and a lot of other productions. Within your sport you are one of the World´s best racingdrivers and we are very proud of you. Now we want to honor you with Sandefjord kommunes Ærespris (honorary award).
- I'm extremely proud and surprised to get this award. It was not in my thought that a racerboatdriver could get this. This award needs to be shared with all the people that has helped my through the years. Showproducers, fellow artists, mechanics, team members, organizers, sponsors, friends and family that have all supported, helped and adviced. Without all of you this would not be possible. Now we´re ready to start a new F1 season with our new team and this gives us a very positive boost, says Marit Strømøy.