VAUXHALL Vans is backing superbike racer Leon Haslam as it adds to its sponsorship of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB).
Haslam, rider for JG Speedfit Kawasaki, is Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles new brand ambassador and as part of the sponsorship, Haslam will use a Vauxhall Vivaro throughout the season as his personal transport.
The Vivaro Limited Edition Nav 145 Double Cab model comes equipped with a tailgate, tow bar, ply lining and is in Panorama Blue with black alloys.
Derby-based Haslam is one of the front runners of MCE BSB, racing with Bournemouth-based JG Speedfit Kawasaki – who kindly provide Haslam’s bike in conjunction with Bournemouth Kawasaki – and has previously raced in the World Superbike Championships.
“I’m really pleased with my new Brit-built Vivaro double cab,” said Leon Haslam. “It’s got plenty of room in the back if I need to transport equipment to training or races. Plus being a double cab I’ve got plenty of room for the family.”
Brad Miller, Vauxhall’s commercial brand manager, said: “We are delighted to have Leon on-board and are glad he’s pleased with his new Vivaro double cab. We look forward to working with Leon and wish him a speedy recovery from his fall at Knockhill.”
Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles is already involved with this year’s MCE BSB, with a total of six vans being utilised to provide support for both track and offsite support during the season, with a fleet of four Movano vans and two Brit-built Vivaro panel vans. Vauxhall has also unveiled two new concept vans, its first in over a decade, that have been specially-designed to celebrate its partnership with BSB.