|It’s Lloyds British GBMoto for 2013|
Mark Smith-Halvorsen’s GBMoto team have announced a title sponsor for the 2013 British Superbike season in the form of “Lloyds British” and will contest the 2013 season under the banner “Lloyds British GBMoto” Honda.
The team, who will be running experienced superbike racers Peter Hickman and Dan Linfoot for the new season which kicks off in just under three weeks at Brands Hatch. After a positive first official test at Donington Park the team now heads to Brands Hatch for the second official test on Tuesday.
Lloyds British have been the benchmark in lifting, handling and associated engineering for decades and specialise in materials testing, as well as offering worldwide inspection, design, operator training and manufacturing services. CEO Ian White said: “Having spent many years associated with the BSB paddock it was refreshing to meet Mark and the GBmoto team. It was clear to us at the outset that GBmoto is a highly driven and motivated set of individuals who together can only continue to gain momentum and I firmly believe they will be consistently in the top 10 throughout the 2013 season”.
Read what team Principal, Mark Smith-Halvorsen has to say about the deal after the jump
Team Principal, Mark Smith-Halvorsen “As soon as I met Ian, prior to us moving from National Superstock in 2011, to our inaugural year in British Superbike in 2012, I knew that the support, understanding and encouragement of Lloyds British, would be key to the teams development and progression. Lloyds British is a fantastic business, which has a habit of just delivering results and that ultimately is what GBmoto Racing aspires to do as part of our growth and in association with our Racing Plan. True to their roots, Lloyds British give us much in the way of logistical and practical support, by literally keeping our show on the road through transport and heavy kit. Their increased financial support this year is also going to allow us to continue to improve our consistency and competitiveness at the races – and that is where we must measure ourselves. I look forward to seeing the key staff and guests of Lloyds British as part of our hospitality programme this year and cannot thank them enough for their ongoing involvement”.