R&G Racing has become title sponsor for the 2009 ACU Suzuki GSX-R Trophy.
The crash protection specialist has financially invested heavily in the British one-make series; designed to develop rider skills and encourage new talent to begin road racing.
Now called the R&G Racing Suzuki GSX-R Trophy, the championship was created in 2007 by the UK’s motorcycle racing governing body, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), to offer a competitive and unrivalled cost effective solution to racing on Britain’s circuits.
Thanks to massive support from the Suzuki dealer network, participants in the ten-round series are offered a GSX-R600 at a heavily reduced price whilst stringent regulations, such as control Dunlop tyres, also help keep costs down.
R&G Racing was born out of the passion to protect the bikes of those who push to the limits and, consequently, its diverse range of crash protection can be seen on road racing and supermoto bikes in every paddock across the UK and Ireland.
This sponsorship deal presents the Trophy with an enticing prize fund allocation along with giving R&G a chance to put something back into British road racing.
R&G Racing’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Simon Hughes, said: ‘We’re very excited to be part of the GSX-R Trophy and to help nurture talented riders. Obviously, racing is very close to our hearts and this deal is the first of many new ways R&G wants to be directly involved with helping riders and the sport.’
Dave Luscombe, Business Development Manager for the ACU, said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome R&G Racing on board the GSX-R Trophy as title sponsors. With everyone feeling the pinch, it is important to keep racing costs down and if we can give something back to our participants by way of a worthwhile prize fund, then even better.’
‘R&G’s position as leaders in crash protection products will also benefit the championship and we’ll be encouraging our young riders to take advantage of their expertise.’