Article date: 21 September 2006
Team RAC driver Colin Turkington was in Covent Garden, centralLondon, this week to spread the British Touring Car Championshipmessage ahead of the penultimate round of the season at BrandsHatch this weekend.
He was present along with the Team RAC showcar to provide aninsight into Team RAC and showcase the biggest motor sportchampionship in the country to the hundreds of people who were inthe area.
The public were able to meet Colin, race in the Team RAC showcarand receive various RAC giveaways throughout the day.
Colin continues his bid to become the youngest ever BTCC championat 24 years of age this weekend, and despite trailing championshipleader Matt Neal by 53 points in second place, is determined tokeep on fighting.
Colin Turkington said: "I won't give up my dreams of becomingchampion until it is no longer mathematically possible to catchMatt. I'm happy with the way I have pushed Matt all year long asthis is his fifteenth year and my fifth series. Realistically itneeds Matt to have some bad luck to enable me to be in with ashout, but by no means have I given up the fight - I won't make iteasy for him.
"It was great to come to London for such an event this week andpromote the great work that Team RAC have done this season. Themore people that become aware of our team and sport the better, andactivities such as this really help spread the word."
Shaun Meadows, RAC marketing director, said: "RAC have reallyenjoyed our season as sponsors of Team RAC and also our success onthe track. We want to promote this and involve as many people aspossible in our sponsorship, so events such as this enable us to dojust that. This weekend promises to be another fantastic spectacleand hopefully our activity this week will see a few more peopledeciding to go along after meeting Colin and seeing what Team RACis all about."
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Notes to editors:
The championship is firmlyestablished not only as one of Britain's most popular form of motorracing but also as one of the UK's top sporting attractions. Overthe past decade, action-packed BTCC race meetings have repeatedlydrawn crowds on a par with Premiership football matches and TestMatch cricket, with over 200,000 loyal spectators and over 20million terrestrial television viewers.
RAC is one of the UK's mostprogressive motoring organisations and a provider for both privateand business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance,windscreen repair and replacement, learning to drive, vehicleinspections, legal and financial services or up-to-the-minutetraffic and travel information - RAC is able to meet motorists'needs.
Aviva announced its acquisition of RAC in 2005. The acquisitionbrings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with theexpertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich UnionInsurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largestinsurer, insuring one in seven motor vehicles and with a marketshare of around 14%.