Article date: 13 January 2010
RAC have today announced a new sponsorship agreement with West Surrey Racing to compete in the 2010 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship.
RAC have enjoyed four successful years as title sponsor of Team RAC, and the new deal will see them supporting in a co-sponsor capacity for 2010.
Team RAC claimed the Independent Teams Championship three years in a row from 2007 to 2009, with driver Colin Turkington notching a hat-trick of Independent Drivers crowns. Turkington then went on to become the 2009 Overall Drivers Champion in what was a thrilling season for everyone involved with Team RAC.
Kerry Gazzard, RAC sponsorship and PR consultant, said: “Our relationship with West Surrey Racing has been extremely successful both commercially and on track for the past four seasons, and to win the title last season was a fitting climax to our title sponsorship.
“We are excited about continuing our association with WSR for 2010, and helping them to retain the Independent Teams title for a unprecedented fourth successive year.”
For further information please contact:
Will Oscroft / James Knott
RAC Press Office
0207 908 6488
Notes to editors:
The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) was formed in 1958 and is Britain’s most popular motor racing spectacle. Its race season comprises ten events at top circuits across the UK. It is contested by professional racing drivers in competition versions of every day road cars, giving it tremendous public appeal. Some 325,000 watch the BTCC trackside each year. www.btcc.net
With around seven million members, RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, insurance, vehicle inspections and checks, legal services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able to meet motorists' needs.
Aviva bought 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 Aviva UK Insurance (formerly Norwich Union Insurance). Aviva is the UK's largest insurer with a market share of around 15%.
RAC is part of Aviva, the world's fifth largest insurance group which operates in 28 countries.
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HiQ (part of Goodyear Dunlop) became the BTCC's new title sponsor in 2008 in a new three-year agreement. It provides a fast-fit car care service at its 150 centres across the UK. In the next two years, that number will rise to 250 as HiQ embarks on revolutionising the fast-fit industry. It has already taken the lead by offering a unique online service www.hiqonline.co.uk for motorists to buy tyres and arrange a fitting appointment.