Tsingtao Beer has extended its title sponsorship of the Hampshire MV Agusta motorcycle racing team, which will see it compete in the MCE British Superbike Championship until the end of 2016.
The Team is honing a strong field of riders for next year thanks to the additional support of the Italian Varese-based factory, which will also see the bikes become even more competitive.
Team manager, Dave Tyson, says: “It’s great to have the support of a brand as strong as Tsingtao. Our agreement to go forward for another year in BSB gives our team a great sense of security. It’s been a tough season this year, with the switch of manufacturer in 2015 and Luke Jones missed out on most of this year due to injury, but he’s with us for another year, and will have a point to prove as the rules change for 2016.”
“Much time and effort has gone in to getting the package competitive in our championship. Keith Farmer has made the transition well from big bike to the F3 and we still have more to come. The last three rounds will show next year’s potential and we’re pleased to be continuing our relationship with Tsingtao.”
James Wright, Director of Spirits and Agency Brands at Halewood International, which distributes Tsingtao in the UK, added: “Sponsoring the Hampshire Motorcycles team has proved really beneficial for us for the last three years and we’re delighted to be continuing the relationship. It’s been a challenging season for the team and we’re supporting the riders and the manufacturer, MV Agusta, to ensure we’re the team to watch in 2016.”