Devitt Insurance become title sponsor of RC Express Racing
28th November 2015 / Announcements
RC Express Racing has today (Saturday) announced that Devitt Insurance, one of the UK’s leading insurance providers, will be their title sponsor in 2016 as they make a concerted attack on all the International road races, most notably the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.
The Bristol-based team, which will now be known as Devitt RC Express Racing, have had an incredibly successful three years competing on the roads, firstly with Dean Harrison who gave them their first TT podium in 2014 when he finished second in the Superstock race and then went one better later in the week with victory in the Lightweight event. Ivan Lintin joined the family run concern in 2015 and ensured the success continued with a record-breaking win at the TT, also in the Lightweight race.
With the RC Express Racing squad being one of the leading contenders for race wins across the classes, coupled with an all-new ZX-10R Kawasaki, the team are confident of being able to challenge for race wins at all of the road race meetings. Underlining their intent on adding more International success to their CV, rider Lintin and his as yet unannounced team-mate will head to Spain early next year for pre-season testing to begin their preparations for the season ahead.
Based in Romford, Essex, Devitt have been arranging insurance for UK customers since 1936, providing excellent customer service that is both helpful and clear. They offer competitive prices on motorbike insurance, car insurance, van insurance, home insurance and business insurance including specialist insurance policies for dealers and training schools. Comparing quotes from the UK’s biggest insurers they specialise in finding the right insurance for the customer, at the best price. Working closely with some of the UK’s most popular brands they have a rich history and core values that are reflected in everything they do.
Devitt are no strangers to motorcycle road racing having previously sponsored Frank Whiteway who won the 1970 500cc Production TT riding a Suzuki T500. More recently, they’ve sponsored Jordan Gilbert who raced for the Haribo Starmix Triumph team in the highly competitive Pirelli National Superstock 600cc Championship.
Looking forward to their first season with the team, William Hughes, Managing Director of Devitt Insurance commented: “We’re delighted to be title sponsor for RC Express Racing in 2016, ayear that marks Devitt’s 80th Anniversary. They’re an excellent team who have produced some fantastic results in such a short time. It’s very exciting for Devitt to be involved with road racing once again especially with such a promising team.”
RC Express Racing’s Co-owner Ben Constable added: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Devitt Insurance for the forthcoming season. We have just finished our 3rd full season and are continually improving everywhere we go. This partnership ensures that we can still push for honours in 2016 and continue to develop the bikes and team. Everyone is really excited for the start of the season now and cannot wait to work alongside such a great business.”
The team expect to announce their second rider in the forthcoming weeks.
Pictures by Jon Jessopp Photography