Article date: 29 July 2006
Dunlop MSA British Touring Car competitors Team RAC are pleasedto show their support for the inaugural National Motorsport Week,to be held across the country from 12-20 August.
In support of the activity both Team RAC touring cars will featurethe National Motorsport Week logo as they compete in the sixthround of the BTCC at Donington Park this weekend.
The Motor Sports Association (MSA) and the Motorsport IndustryAssociation (MIA) created the initiative to raise national andlocal media awareness of UK motorsport and industry. It is hopedthat the campaign will attract new audiences and participants tothe sport.
On supporting the initiative Team RAC principal, Dick Bennettssaid: "Motorsport is a major player in British industry and weourselves compete not just on a domestic level but on a worldwidestage, with A1GP. In 1972 I left New Zealand to further mymotorsport career and I consider the UK to be the World centre ofexcellence. Our sponsor RAC has demonstrated its commitment tomotorsport by returning to BTCC after the organisation wasoriginally involved in the championship when it was established in1958. It’s important to attract new investors, personnel andsupporters to the sport to maintain a healthy industry for futureyears to come."
Chris Aylett, MIA chief executive added: "It’s great newsthat Team RAC are supporting National Motorsport Week in the BTCC.Everyone can enjoy Motorsport but at times it is seen as a littletoo exclusive. This activity is opening our arms to everyone whomay not have yet enjoyed motorsport to see how fun and accessibleit can be. The concept is a simple one – take a mate tomotorsport."
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Notes to editors:
With around seven millionmembers, RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoringorganizations, providing services for both private and businessmotorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, windscreen repair andreplacement, learning to drive, vehicle inspections and checks,legal and financial services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travelinformation - RAC is able to meet motorists' needs. RACincorporates BSM, RAC Auto Windscreens, RAC Direct Insurance andHPI.
Aviva bought RAC last year. The acquisition brings together RAC'spowerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leadingposition in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part ofAviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one inseven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14%.
Aviva is the world's fifth-largestinsurance group and the biggest in the UK. It is one of the leadingproviders of life and pensions products in Europe and hassubstantial businesses elsewhere around the world. Its mainactivities are long-term savings, fund management and generalinsurance. It has premium income and investment sales of £33billion and £291 billion of assets under management. The group has60,000 employees serving 30 million customers worldwide.