Article date: 30 April 2007
RAC, sponsors of Team RAC who compete in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), will provide RAC branded overalls for race day marshals at the Thruxton round of the BTCC, on 5-6 May 2007.
Marshals who visit the RAC trade area on Saturday 5 May at Thruxton, will be able to take part in a "uniform amnesty" and exchange their old outfits for a new, RAC, "RAC to the rescue" branded overalls.
The activity marks the latest stage in the season-long "RAC to the rescue" campaign, which provides benefits to enhance the race day experience at all 10 rounds of the BTCC.
Alastair Pegg, RAC director of marketing, said: "Marshals are the unsung heroes of the British Touring Car Championship, as without them, the event simply could not take place. Marshals represent the first line of rescue on track, ensuring the safety of drivers and spectators, as well as the smooth running of the races themselves.
"All marshals are volunteers and must purchase their own fireproof overalls, but race circuits eventually take their toll on the outfits. We felt, therefore, that a 'uniform amnesty' would be a good way for RAC to thank marshals for their continued support.
"RAC have many exciting initiatives planned for the 10 rounds in 2007 so supporters should log onto teamrac.co.uk, look out in the media and at the rounds themselves during the season for details of our activity and how they can take part."
For further information please contact:
Nina Cresswell / Chris Heasman / Jonathan Neill
0207 908 6488
Notes to editors:
The championship is firmly established not only as one of Britain's most popular form of motor racing but also as one of the UK's top sporting attractions. Over the past decade, action-packed BTCC race meetings have repeatedly drawn crowds on a par with Premiership football matches and Test Match cricket, with over 200,000 loyal spectators and over 20 million terrestrial television viewers.
RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations and a provider for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning to drive, vehicle inspections, legal and financial services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able to meet motorists' needs.
Aviva brought RAC in May 2005. The acquisition brings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one in seven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 15%.