Iconic sponsor Andrews Heat For Hire return to Rallying with Young Brit Ingram
25 years after their record-breaking seventeen year sponsorship of rally legend Russell Brookes was completed, the Andrews name will return to Motorsport on this weekend’s Circuit of Ireland Rally, as the UK’s leading specialist hire company will support and become a personal partner of 21 year old Opel works rally driver Chris Ingram.
Chris Ingram signed for Opel Motorsport at the beginning of the year, and started his journey with the German marque at February’s Rallying with Group B event in the Midlands. Russell Brookes gave Chris a ride in the retro Andrews Heat for Hire liveried Opel Manta 400, the very car which he won the 1985 British Rally Championship in. Russell then handed over the wheel to Chris to make his first ever laps in an Opel rally car!
A video of this moment was produced by video partners Creative Talent Ltd, and proved to be very popular on Facebook gaining over 35,000 views in the first few weeks. The video response outlined the revived passion for this partnership from rally fans that witnessed the Andrews’ cars in action between 1974 and 1991.
The young British driver & his new german co-driver Kat Becker, will now make their International Opel debut driving the championship-winning ADAM R2, on this weekends Circuit of Ireland Rally – the first round of the European Junior Rally Championship campaign. ‘The Circuit’ is a rally which Russell Brookes holds a record of nine podium finishes, winning on three occasions.
It is now one of the biggest sporting events in Northern Ireland, based in Belfast, and will be covered by Eurosport amongst other national TV channels. Ingram will be one of the youngest drivers competing out of the 150 entered.
Chris Ingram commented;
“It will be an honour to represent such an iconic name in Rallying, 25 years after their iconic 17 year sponsorship with Russell Brookes. Many people have helped this come together especially Russell whom I’d like to thank for his recommendation. Russell was kind enough to share some words of wisdom on his successes on the Circuit of Ireland, which I will keep closely in mind!
His record on the Circuit with support from Andrews Heat for Hire will hopefully bring me some good luck as I aim for my first ERC Junior victory of this new and exciting season”
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Notes to Editors
About Andrews Sykes
As the UK’s largest specialist hire company, Andrews Sykes provides pumps, heating and cooling equipment for virtually every need, location and application.
The company’s aim is to help its customers address the real-life challenges they face, whether planned or emergency, in the fastest, most expert, professional and cost effective ways. Andrews Sykes offers the safest and most reliable equipment sourced from the world’s top manufacturers.
Andrews Sykes serves all industry sectors from small businesses to multi-site operations and international corporations, building and construction companies, industry, retail, banking and finance, leisure and hospitality, facilities management, manufacturing, utilities, oil chemicals, government, healthcare and the armed forces emergency services.
From off-the-shelf products to fully customised solutions, including tailored service and maintenance, Andrews Sykes’ objective is to ensure customers’ equipment operates reliably and efficiently, minimising their overall costs and carbon footprint, as well as providing a comfortable environment for employees, customers and visitors.
Andrew Sykes has depots strategically placed to offer a local service across the UK with over 300 dedicated employees trained and ready to help.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Cassie Farrar at Zoodikers.
01892 520 123