Roads: Liverpool FC Chairman to help RC Express Racing squad
RC Express Racing have announced that Liverpool Football Club Chairman Ian Ayre will be joining the team as ‘Sporting Chairman’ for the 2017 season.
A big road racing fan, Ayre will join the team with the aim of helping to raise the profile of the operation and motorcycle road racing in general, with the hope that his extensive commercial experience working across major sporting brands will enable him to offer significant guidance for the Bristol-based squad.
“I have always shared my love for football with that of two wheels,” he said. “Road racing is an extremely special and unique sport. It is something that I have followed for many years, regularly heading to the Isle of Man TT with friends on our bikes.
“I’ve been involved in road racing as a fan for many years so when Ben and Roy explained their vision and after seeing their operation up close I offered to help in a non-executive role. The team have experienced immense success in a short period of time and I feel that they could go on to become the leading team in the road racing paddock. Working with them in a non-executive capacity will enable me to help and advise them where appropriate. It is certainly exciting for me personally and something that I am extremely passionate about. There is a tremendous future ahead for RC Express Racing and I’m thrilled to be part of the project, working with Ben, Roy and the rest of the team.”
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On behalf of the team, Ben Constable added: “This is certainly a very exciting time for everyone involved in the team”, commented the joint owner. “Attracting someone with Ian’s experience in sport to our Bristol based racing team, is something we could never have envisaged. Dad and I knew that Ian was an avid road racing fan, keen biker and highly successful businessman. Our aim was to simply engage in some dialogue, enable Ian to join the team at a race and perhaps seek some advice on how we build and progress for the future. We are excited that Ian is joining us in a non-executive role and he will be a huge boost for the team.”