AIRTEC MOTORSPORT CONTINUES AS TITLE SPONSOR OF FIESTA ST240 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 2023
The British Racing & Sports Car Club and AIRTEC Motorsport are delighted to announce a continuation of their partnership and title sponsorship of the BRSCC Fiesta ST240 Championship, ahead of the 2023 season.
Both the BRSCC and AIRTEC enjoyed a working partnership prior to their announcement last season, the latter having been involved in the development of the new ST240 specification Mk7 Ford Fiesta race car. In 2022, an agreement was reached for AIRTEC to take on title sponsorship of the championship, known throughout last season as the “AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta Championship”.
Now for 2023, both parties are happy to confirm an extension to this partnership. As such, this year’s contest will be officially named the “AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship”, with the focus switching solely to the turbocharged ST240 class of Fiestas which will run solo this season. As before in 2022, all race cars will display AIRTEC Motorsport branding on both the front and rear number plates, as well as the side skirts/lower rear quarters.
Over a number of years, Essex-based performance and race part manufacturers AIRTEC Motorsport has assisted the BRSCC in the development of the rapidly growing Fiesta ST240 championship class, and various AIRTEC Motorsport parts are mandatory fitment on the race cars. The Ford marque has long played a key role in AIRTEC Motorsport’s business, and continuing their expanded involvement with the Fiesta Championship will further allow them to promote and develop parts that are proven to perform with maximum reliability on the race track.
Last year, the ST240 class and overall titles were won by 2021 Fiesta Junior champion Jenson Brickley after an intense battle all season with former champion Alastair Kellett. Their year-long duel was an entertaining spectacle to watch, so much so that it was ranked 3rd in Autosport’s end-of-year “Top 10 Club Racing Rivalries of 2022”. Brickley was also presented with a specially crafted AIRTEC Fiesta trophy for his title win, which he received at the end-of-year BRSCC awards ceremony from AIRTEC’s director Alan Shepherd. With a grid that reached as many as 20 ST240 class cars last year, more of the same is expected this season.
Speaking of her delight in the continuation of the partnership, Fiesta ST240 Championship coordinator Laura Payne said: “AIRTEC Motorsport’s commitment to the ever-growing BRSCC Fiesta ST240 Championship is a testament to the continuous hard work that has gone on behind the scenes to develop both the class and the championship from myself and everyone involved at the BRSCC, and their input has played a significant role in that time. I am thrilled that Alan and his team at AIRTEC are as committed to supporting us as we are to provide them with the platform to showcase their brand and their products. I have no doubt that if 2023 is as successful as last year, then we have another fantastic season ahead of us in the AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship.”
Alan Shepherd of AIRTEC Motorsport confirmed: “We are delighted to once again partner with the BRSCC Fiesta ST240 Championship for the 2023 season, having enjoyed the professional relationship we have built so far. It’s been exciting to see the championship actively develop and the 2022 season produced some fantastic racing that proved to be a hugely enjoyable spectacle for fans, sponsors, teams and drivers. Being a headline sponsor allows us the opportunity to promote our range of products and highlight their ability at a competition level. We look forward to more close-cut racing from an action-packed grid this year.”
The opening rounds of the 2023 AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship are scheduled to get underway at Snetterton in Norfolk on April 8/9 2023. Visit the links below to find out more about AIRTEC, the Fiesta ST240 Championship and the BRSCC.
AIRTEC MOTORSPORT WEBSITE – https://www.airtecmotorsport.com/
FIESTA ST240 CHAMPIONSHIP FORMULAE PAGE – https://brscc.co.uk/formulae/brscc-fiesta-st240-championship/