Nationwide accident compensation experts Rapid Solicitors have announced today (Wednesday, February 2) a major new sponsorship deal around Britain's biggest motorsport series, the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB).
The sponsorship programme consists of three exciting parts; the Ducati-powered Ridersmotorcycles.com British Superbike team, the Ducati 848 Challenge and the BSB Championship itself.
The deal will see the popular West Country based team of the series most experienced rider Michael Rutter and team mate Martin Jessopp, both on-board the booming Italian V-twin Ducati 1198 machines become Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati.
The team will expand to three riders and will also include up and coming Hull-based rider Michael Booth who will compete in the highly competitive National Superstock category
The Ducati theme is further enhanced with title sponsorship of the prestigious new Ducati 848 Challenge, which takes in five BSB rounds as well as visits to the iconic Assen and Monza circuits in the Netherlands and Italy respectively.
Finally, the BSB official sponsorship will ensure category exclusive rights of association, trackside advertising visibility and innovatively, support of the BSB Championship’s highly regarded medical team.
BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs said: “I am really pleased to welcome Rapid Solicitors on board to BSB and hope this is the start of a long and successful partnership.
“The positioning of Rapid Solicitors across three diverse elements of BSB will be very powerful and demonstrates how partnerships with BSB can be specially tailored.
"The expansion of the Ducati team and the new Ducati 848 Challenge are further boosts to the overall health of the Series.”
Rapid Solicitors are a major national force in the accident claims industry and their unique way of working has helped secure fast compensation for thousands of clients.
"The firm has industry experts in compensation negotiation and offers disability aids and adaptations, along with a showroom.
"The firm offers free home or hospital visits or the ability on-site at a BSB event to discuss a compensation claim.
The Rapid Solictors-Bathams Ducati British Superbike team will be attending the MCN London Motorcycle Show tomorrow, where visitors will be able to see Michael Rutter’s Ducati race-winning 1198 Superbike in its new livery alongside the Rapid Solicitors Ducati 848 Challenge race bike on the Ducati UK stand.
The first round of the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship featuring the Rapid Solicitors Ducati 848 Challenge takes place at Brands Hatch over Easter weekend April 22-25th.