F1 SIDECAR RACING CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Sponsorship, Advertising & Hospitality Packages
An exciting opportunity to be involved with a potential World F1 Sidecar Championship Winning Team
Together we can make a winning combination!
F1 SIDECAR RACING
The OPPORTUNITY Heart-stopping, jaw-dropping and intense action ... that’s what F1 Sidecar Racing guarantees the spectator, whether experiencing the thrills (and spills!) trackside, or on television with the ever-increasing media coverage of this exhilarating motorsport! There is no doubt the popularity of this motorsport has grown significantly in recent years and the RKB F1 British Sidecar Championship is now well and truly up there with the British Superbike (BSB) and World Superbike (SBK) Championships. Another certainty is that media coverage plays a pivotal and beneficial role in the exposure of any sport to the mass audience, and British F1 Sidecar Racing enthusiasts, new and old, are able to access live championship rounds regularly on screen - and recently as far afield as Australia and North America!
Like any sport in these times, sponsorship is an integral element but of course with ‘win-win’ potential for the partnership. Would you like to be part of Bygrave Racing’s vision for the 2014 F1 Sidecar Racing season? Choose what investment best suits your business - sponsorship, advertising or hospitality - and join the race today! Please get involved in this exciting journey by calling us on
01953 457879 to discuss or to arrange an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
The ambitious and talented team that is Bygrave Racing is determined to make its mark at this exciting time, when the sport is gaining universal popularity, by winning the 2014 RKB F1 British Sidecar Championship ... but they can’t do it alone!
YOUR logo & YOUR web address on ride, clothing and support vehicles Ride in YOUR company colours Leathers/Helmets in YOUR company colours
The PACKAGES Supporting Bygrave Racing is a fantastic way to get your logo or message out into the public eye. With TV coverage of the races, website exposure and the viral nature of social networks, it has never been easier to promote your company message. We offer a variety of packages and pricing platforms to suit most budgets and required exposure levels and will always be open to discussing bespoke packages. Whether it’s a logo on a helmet, a web address on the sidecar, meeting the team on a hospitality day, advertising on our new website or having the whole bike, leathers and helmets in your company colours, there is something for every budget. We pride ourselves on having a ‘partnered’ approach to working with our sponsors and, from previous experience delivering top class hospitality, we have a keen grasp on monitoring the return on your investment so you get everything you want from your support of our dream. Sponsorship with Bygrave Racing gives you and your company the chance to be an integral part of a team aspiring to be champions in the 2014 British Championship ... and limitless ambition beyond.
CURRENT BSB MEDIA EXPOSURE 8 million UK TV viewers 250 hours of UK TV programming 50 hours live coverage on British Eurosport
Global coverage on www.2wheelstv.com and Europe-wide on Motors TV
British Superbikes has provided the 5 best audiences on Eurosport 2
UK TV coverage and season attendances at meetings reaches 9 million viewers Total weekend attendance 433,572
In addition we also have our own marketing via website www.bygraveracing.co.uk, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and through our own marketing company, Mashuni, who has influence with many businesses and social networks.
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THE BIKE/SIDECAR THE RIDERS THE TEAM HELMETS LEATHERS SUPPORT VEHICLES
THE BIKE/SIDECAR TEAM HELMETS TEAM LEATHERS MERCHANDISE TEAM SUPPORT VEHICLES TEAM AWNING WEBSITE BANNERS
PROGRAMME WEEKEND TICKET GRANDSTAND SEATING PADDOCK PASS MEET THE TEAM SIGNED TEAM PHOTO CRAZY RIDE BYGRAVE RACING T-SHIRT
Prices from £500
Prices from £75
Prices from £95pp*
* Price per adult - children up to 15 half price. We can cater for up to 15 people
The RIDERS Ben Bygraves
“You can be the best, bravest and fastest rider on the grid but often the margin between winning and finishing nowhere is a new set of tyres. This is why sponsorship makes so much difference!” Ben Bygraves 2013
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Ben’s interest in F1 Sidecar Racing started in 2006 with a visit to watch a friend participate; it inspired him to buy a 1989 F1 Derbyshire enabling him to try out the sport with family and friends - often spending more time on the grass than on the track!
The first time John ever got on a sidecar was in a club round at Oulton Park in 2002 with Tim Reeves just for a few laps, followed later that year by his first race (with Tim’s dad, Brian) in a BEMSEE round in France where they finished 2nd and 3rd.
In 2007 it was time to get serious and things began to take shape with the purchase of an LCR monoque chassis, team kit, vans and trailers.
Yet more podium finishes were achieved riding in the BEMSEE Championship with John Easedown. In 2003 John rode with Neal Cornwall in the British Championship finishing 3rd overall, and went one better with a 2nd overall finish riding in the European Championship with Tony Williams, also securing wins at Knockhill, Oschersleben and Froberg where they still hold the lap record. 2004 saw John race in the Eastern Airways Championship with Stuart Muldoon where they competed in the top five throughout the season.
2008 was a year of steady progress and by 2009 Ben achieved a 3rd overall position in the BMRC Championships as well as the prestigious Young Driver of the Year Award. 2010 saw the involvement of Roger Body with the British Championship, which meant sponsorship deals and fantastic organisation. This was the first official season the class had gained British Championship status and featured in the Thundersport GB Series; it also received television and media exposure on Motors TV. It was also Ben’s first full season at British level with a well-earned 9th position overall. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly a podium finish in the ‘wet’ at Donnington Park. The last two rounds were helped by having Callum Lawson as a replacement passenger who made a really positive difference to the team at the end of the season. Ben continued to work with Callum through 2011 and, with the additional support, they became a more professional team resulting in a credible 5th position finish in the British Championships with four 4th place finishes, very narrowly missing out on podium positions on a couple of occasions. August Bank Holiday was a really exciting race with a 5th place finish in the first-ever World GP in Germany. 2012 saw Ben continue to improve with a podium position in the Eastern Airways British Sidecar Championship at Snetterton, where he holds the club lap record.
That same year saw John participate in his first World Championship race in Cartagena with Billy Galros which they won! The partnership with Billy continued through 2005 when they achieved a few podium finishes and 5th overall in the World Championship, but disappointingly the pair were plagued by breakdowns in the 2006 season. Although John did not participate in full championships in the years that followed, he had many successful individual rides - a 2nd at the Lydden Burn-Up in 2008 (with Sean Hegarty), a win in Spa with Tim Reeves in the Dutch Championship and another at the 2009 Lydden Burn-Up. His last British Championship race was in 2010 at Knockhill, again with Tim Reeves, with wins in both races and they still hold the lap record. So ... what for next season? New bike purchased New, experienced and previously successful passenger, John Briggs Mentoring from four times World Champion, Tim Reeves Initial testing this year has been very positive with three 2nd place finishes achieved - one from the back of the grid! With continued focus on improving qualifying times to enable a better position on the grid, Bygrave Racing is undoubtedly well placed to have a dramatic impact on the 2014 season and ultimately to achieve Ben’s goal to be the British and World F1 Sidecar Champion.
Bygraves Racing believe they have a great chance of winning the 2014 RKB F1 British Sidecar Championship. They are supremely confident in their racing ability and team set-up and consequently are committed to purchasing their own ride. This places even greater importance on money raised from sponsorship, advertising and hospitality - without which it would be impossible to seriously compete. It is a fact that the difference between winning and coming nowhere is often a new set of tyres; and for any team to compete with the larger outfits (who may not have the best riders) they need to secure sufficient funds to ensure they are not limited by lack of resources. Likewise, having access to spare parts to keep the ride on the track is vital for any serious title contenders. Become a part of an ambitious and committed team, get excited about the sport, improve your company’s exposure and, all going well, enjoy the rewards of a successful British F1 Sidecar Championship!
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Bike Details Top Speed: 170 mph Acceleration 0 - 60 mph: 2.8 sec Engine: 1000cc GSXR Monocoque chassis: Aircraft aluminium glued and riveted Suspension: Light alloy chrome molybdenum steel Passenger platform: Carbon/aluminium honeycomb sandwich Fairing: Carbon - Kevlar for more safety. Chassis: Monocoque LCR aircraft aluminium Brakes: AP brake calipers, front and rear 4 piston, differential bore Discs: LCR - design floating brake disc, front and rear ventilated Steering system: LCR design Shock absorbers: Koni/Maxton shock absorbers front and rear Wheels: LCR - BBS special wheels Wheel dimensions: Front 9 x 13”, side 11 x 13”, rear 11 x 14” Tyres: Avon Bodywork: Carbon fibre Weight: 225kg (with engine) Cooling: Water and oil radiators
SPONSORSHIP EUROSPORT & ITV
250 HOURS TV COVERAGE 10HOSPITALITY MILLION UK VIEWERS 50,000 AVERAGE ATTENDANCE
F1 SIDECAR RACING CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM Sponsorship, Advertising & Hospitality Packages