Suzuki sponsor boost for Oliver’s Mount circuit

24/5/09 Sport Barry Sheene Race Festival. Racers on the start line.. 0921104c

24/5/09 Sport Barry Sheene Race Festival. Racers on the start line.. 0921104c

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Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit have agreed terms that will see Suzuki become a circuit sponsor for the 2015 season and the title sponsor for the Barry Sheene Festival.

The event, which will be held on June 21, will now be known as The Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki.

Oliver’s Mount road race circuit is England’s only natural ‘road’ race track.

Situated just five minutes from Scarborough’s town centre, the races have been likened to a ‘miniature TT by the seaside’.

Edge of your seat racing, the closest action seen at any race venue,friendly locals and a stunning setting are all key features of a race weekend at Oliver’s Mount.

Importantly, for the racers, the 2.43-mile track has always been regarded as a challenging,tight and twisty circuit, which tests their skills to the maximum. With a racing heritage that dates back to 1946,

Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit has a rich history of motor racing and has seen many of the great riders race at the Mount over the years.

It is this rich history at Oliver’s Mount and especially the circuits connection with Barry Sheene that made this partnership so obvious to Suzuki GB.

As one of the world’s most successful automotive brands, enjoying a reputation as an innovative leader in compact car, motorcycle, marine and 4WD technology, Suzuki has a reputation for outstanding quality and value for its millions of customers throughout the world.

In addition its rich history on the race tracks around the world and the success that Suzuki had with Sheene means that this partnership has that little bit of extra kudos.

Peter Hillaby, Circuit Director at Oliver’s Mount, said:”Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit enjoyed the many battles over the years that Barry Sheene had with his rivals around our race circuit.

“He wowed crowds for many years and to this day people from around the world travel to see our Barry Sheene memorial on the start and finish line.

“We are thrilled that Suzuki will title sponsor the Barry Sheene festival and we are looking forward to this being the start of a long-term relationship at the venue.”

Tim Davies, Aftersales Marketing Co-ordinator at Suzuki GB, added:”We’re really looking forward to being involved with Oliver’s Mount and the Barry Sheene Festival this year.

“The guys do a fantastic job of putting on and promoting all of their events. The opportunity to be involved in the Barry Sheene Festival is obviously something that we couldn’t pass up.

“Barry spent most of his racing career with Suzuki GB and is an icon not only for us, but for British motorcycling in general. We’re now looking forward to June and getting the show underway.”

There are four main events taking place at Oliver’s Mount in 2015: Spring Cup – April 11/12; Barry Sheene Festival – June 20/21; Cock o’the North – July 18/19; International Gold Cup – September 12/13.

Advance tickets for Oliver’s Mount can be purchased by calling the ticket hotline on: 01723373000.