Halfords Yuasa Racing bidding to pick up where it left off
Honda squad announces new partnership with Reis Motorsport Insurance ahead of Rockingham weekend
Halfords Yuasa Racing will bid to pick up from where it left off as the BTCC resumes at the tricky and technical Rockingham Circuit following a strong haul of points last time out, and the Honda-backed squad has been further buoyed by a new partnership forged with Reis Motorsport Insurance.
Matt Neal’s momentous victory in the ‘Diamond Double’ at Snetterton – held in honour of the BTCC’s 60th anniversary celebrations – not only signalled his and the Team Dynamics-backed Honda squad’s second victory of the season, but the maximum double-weighted points reward has spurred it towards the summit of the key championship standings.
With four rounds remaining, Honda heads to Rockingham with Neal sitting third in the drivers’ table – 16 points shy of the top spot – while Honda is second and closing on BMW in the manufacturers’ reckoning. Better still, Halfords Yuasa Racing is now in charge of the fiercely-competitive teams’ championship and Dan Cammish is stretching clear in the Jack Sears Trophy thanks to a third podium of the season in Norfolk.
Next up for the in-form pairing is Rockingham, which makes use of its famed banked oval for a unique full throttle blast all the way from the final corner to the first, before the drivers delve into a tricky and technical infield section.
It is a circuit that suits a balanced all-round package, which Neal says should favour the Civic Type R (FK8) with its accomplished engine and aerodynamically-efficient silhouette. With the team on a roll, both Neal and Cammish head to Rockingham with sights set firmly on more strong points to consolidate its positive placings in the overall classification.
Halfords Yuasa Racing forges new partnership with Reis Motorsport Insurance
Halfords Yuasa Racing and Team Dynamics are delighted to announce a three year partnership with Reis Motorsport Insurance for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season.
The recently signed agreement will see the brand become the ‘Official Insurer’ for the team with its range of insurance solutions. It also sees their branding feature on both BTCC protagonist’s cars as ‘Technical Sponsorship Partner’.
Mark Taylor – Operations Manager for Reis Motorsport Insurance commented:
“This is a great signing for us. We have tailor-made a comprehensive insurance package that provides cover for every foreseeable situation for the team both on and off the track. You hope that you never have to call on your insurance cover, but we pride ourselves on handling the administrative and management side of the claims process from beginning to end.
“We are looking forward to leveraging the brand during our three year relationship with the team and ultimately building a close relationship with them and their key sponsors and suppliers.”
James Rodgers – Team Dynamics’ Team Manager commented:
“It’s great to welcome Reis on board, we have gone through a lengthy process of selection and they impressed us with their particular knowledge of the Motorsport Industry.
“As Mark has already alluded, you never look at your insurance policy until you need to call on it and the guys have been great in guiding us through our very complex requirements across the whole business, not just at race track and given us a bespoke solution that matches exactly what we require as an organisation”
Looking ahead to Rockingham
Matt Neal said:
“It was a truly special feeling to make BTCC history at Snetterton and it’s a pleasure to reward the team for all of the hard work they have put in this year to make the new Civic Type R (FK8) such a competitive package. While we’re all certainly still buzzing and savouring the moment, we are nonetheless focused on the rounds ahead, beginning with Rockingham, a track I had the honour of claiming victory at on the BTCC’s inaugural visit back in 2003. It’ll be tough to replicate that feat considering the success ballast I’ll be carrying but we have tested there this year and the Honda has all the attributes needed to perform well at Rockingham. If we enjoy a clean weekend, we’ll be in good shape overall.”
Dan Cammish said:
“We’re definitely coming to Rockingham on a roll after such a big haul of points at Snetterton. It’s great to see the team riding high in all of the championships at the moment and we’re certainly seeing the benefit of everyone’s hard work this year. As for myself, I was very pleased to be back on the podium again and it just motivates me further to reach that elusive top step, which I feel is getting closer with every round. Rockingham suites the Civic Type R with its balanced chassis and strong engine, so I believe there is great opportunity to collect another set of positive results.”