Andrews Sykes announce support of Chris Ingram for the 2017 rally season
After last year’s successful reintroduction to Motorsport – Andrews Heat For Hire [Andrews-Sykes.com] return in the eagerly anticipated 2017 season to back Britain’s latest European Rally Champion – Chris Ingram. It is with great excitement to Chris and the Andrews Sykes team to announce an extension of our partnership.
Andrews’ first association with Chris began last March, following a chance encounter for Chris to ride ‘shotgun’ with rally legend Russell Brookes in his classic Andrews’ liveried British Championship winning Opel Manta. During the day at the Race Retro Motor show, Russell wisely predicted the 21 year old would become European Rally Champion, as seen here! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrmrxCTjwM4]
Russell and Andrews Heat for Hire were once coupled by one of the sport’s longest ever sponsorships between 1974 and 1991 – before the company’s links with motor racing ended.
This was until Andrews endeavoured to support England’s number 1 ranked rally driver at the Circuit of Ireland 2016, where he sealed a second place finish on his debut with the Opel Rally Team.
A deal was then done to extend the relationship until the end of the season, which was both mutually beneficial and incredibly successful in terms of publicity as well as in world class competition. The next four months saw Chris wrap up his first European Championship title in Latvia before landing yet another podium finish on his return to the Wales Rally GB with Team Vauxhall Network Q.
Meanwhile, the presence of Andrews Heat for Hire was noticeably welcomed back to Motorsport by fans and spectators alike. The Andrews branding was once synonymous with rallying, but not even a 25-year absence could prevent nostalgic rally enthusiasts recalling years gone by after the Andrews rally return was announced with their partnership with the young Brit!
The UK’s leading specialist hire company is therefore delighted to put pen to paper on another agreement which will see Andrews Heat for Hire become the 22-year-old Cheshire driver’s Premium Partner for the next twelve months.
Chris’ team, car, and exciting plans for the 2017 season are soon to be announced, but this deal will once again see the iconic Andrews Heat for Hire branding featured prominently on the front of a rally-winning car across the UK and Europe, giving it tremendous exposure to television audiences across the continent.
To celebrate our season partnership agreement, we’re offering a once in a lifetime prize opportunity to win a rally passenger ride with Chris Ingram in the iconic Andrews Opel Manta at Race Retro (February 25 & 26 2017) including show tickets and hospitality.
To enter and for more details, head over to the Andrews Sykes’ blog [andrews-sykes.com/blog]