Rallye Sunseeker, the opening round of the Pirelli MSA Gravel Rally Championship, is the most prestigious rally staged annually in the South of England. It attracts leading rally crews from across the UK, Ireland and Europe to Bournemouth, one of the country’s leading holiday destinations.
In 2009, the event’s 24th year as a round of the National Championship, Rallye Sunseeker will run on Friday and Saturday, February 27/28. An action-packed and entertaining event for competitors and spectators alike, the event is awaited with eager anticipation.
World-renowned turbocharger specialist and hybrid turbo designer Turbo Dynamics will also be returning to support the event for another year. Turbo Dynamics, aka TD, sponsors the event’s major spectator stage at Somerley Park on the Saturday, and will display TD-turbocharged cars on a large stand at Motorfair, which is sited alongside the stage.
TD has confirmed that it will have a presence throughout the event, with its gorgeous ‘TD Girls’ attending the pre-event Cocktail Party, the scrutineering sessions during Friday and the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night, where the girls will be awarding the Turbo Dynamics 2009 trophy.
Turbo Dynamics Marketing Manager Natasha Miller said: “We are proud to be sponsoring this dynamic event, which is once again the opening round of the Pirelli MSA Gravel Rally Championship.
“Rallye Sunseeker is the place to be for rally enthusiasts and we are keen to have a presence at the event in support of our many customers who compete year-upon-year with their TD-turbocharged cars. We have high expectations for 2009 and are looking forward to being a part of the action.”
Among those attending with Turbo Dynamics turbochargers will be TD-sponsored Hants Fire & Rescue Rally Team (HFRRT). The team, which is headed by Firefighter Mark Daniels, recently invested in a new N9 Subaru Impreza (Japanese import) Sti and is eagerly awaiting next year’s event.
Ironically, in Rallye Sunseeker 2008, HFRRT won Turbo Dynamics’ own award as ‘Highest Placed Novice Crew’.
Of Turbo Dynamics continued backing and participation in the event, Rallye Director, Rick Smith said “It is our pleasure to welcome back Turbo Dynamics for a fourth year as a Privileged Partner, their renown in the turbo industry is legion, for them to be part of our team is testament to the marketing reach of Rallye Sunseeker.”