Iveco dealer Guest Truck and Van has renewed its sponsorship with British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) team Reid Freight.
Reid Freight’s BTRC truck, a custom-built Iveco Euro Cargo, has been hand built at the company’s depot in Stoke-on-Trent, and has been supplied with parts and expertise from Guest’s locally branded Sherwood Truck and Van branch, along with other local engineers.
Driver Simon Reid, who is racing the number 89 truck, has a day job in the Reid Freight family business. He said: “Truck racing is exhilarating and as the driver, I get to do the best bit, but building a truck and supporting it through a season of racing is pure teamwork.
“Some of our own engineers are part of the team, as well as local experts who help with their own particular skills. There is a lot of Stoke-on-Trent expertise that goes into that truck.”
Guest Truck and Van’s managing director, Rob Spittle, added: “It’s great to be involved with the Reid Freight team again this season. For us, the sponsorship isn’t just about money, it’s about the collaboration, involvement of our team and the thrill of racing.
“There’s something exciting about seeing a truck in the Guest and Sherwood livery out there competing with some much bigger teams and knowing that it’s because of a collaboration of local businesses working together that has made it happen.”
The next BTRC meeting is at Pembrey in Wales on 22-23 April.