Directly press release form Mondello Park
Trackday Performance Backs Time-Attack Championship
Mar 12, 2012
As part of the re-vitalisation of the Irish Time-Attack championship Mondello Park is pleased to announce that the series will have its first ever title sponsor in place in time for 2012 Round 1 on Saturday March 17th.
This season Ireland’s premier Tuning and Race Preparation specialists Trackday Performance (TDP), will lend their backing to the championship which sees drivers in modified road cars take to the track to see who is quickest over a single lap.
The Pro and Club divisions of the seven round series will now be known as the ‘Trackday Performance Pro Series’ and the ‘Trackday Performance Club Series’.
The support of TDP will allow the championship’s organisers to achieve their aim of reducing entry fees and providing drivers with incentives to compete such as free entries at Jap-Fest for regular competitors and complimentary garage spaces at most events. In addition all registered competitors will be entitled to a free item of championship clothing.
The new ‘Unlimited’ category, aimed at Tuners looking to develop their show cars through competition, will retain Mondello Park backing and will become the ‘Mondello Park Unlimited Series’. The top prize for this class will go to the Car Tuner rather than the driver with the winning team receiving a free half day ‘Car Track Day’ which they will be able to use for their own customers or for their private use. In addition all tuners who compete in at least four of the seven events will receive a number of free track time places for their, or their customers use.
Speaking on the announcement of the 2012 series sponsorship, Mondello Park MD John Morris expressed his delight at TDP’s involvement saying “ I’ve known Robbie for a long time and have been a great admirer of how he has grown Trackday Performance into the company it is today, TDP is represented in all the top forms of Motorsport and we’re delighted to welcome them as title sponsor of the 2012 Series”
TDP MD Robbie Thornton also said, “We have been involved in Time-Attack since the very start. We have had great success along the way in all classes, to the pinnacle in 2009 with 1st and 2nd place in the pro championship and 1st place in the club championship. Since then we have concentrated on other disciplines. We hope that or involvement in 2012 will help to revitalise the series . I personally look forward to competing at as many rounds as possible in the Unlimited Class using the 2009 championship winning Mitsubishi Evo VI or the TDP Skyline GTR R32.”
The addition of Trackday Performance to the Irish Time-Attack championship’s sponsors, joining Mondello Park and Vehicle Graphics specialists SignFX, is a further endorsement of the revised series. With new regulations, lower costs, including cheaper entry fees and improved championship awards, 2012 should be one of the strongest seasons yet for Irish Time-Attack.
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