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LIONS IN FRANCHISE DEAL

VRX Motorsport has pledged to lead Great Britain “to a new level” after taking over the national side in a franchise deal with the BSPA.

02 / 04 / 2018, 12:55

VRX Motorsport has pledged to lead Great Britain “to a new level” after taking over the national side in a franchise deal with the BSPA.

Led by Rob Painter and Vicky Blackwell, who founded the Revolution Speedway team, the new franchise has been set up to bring fresh ideas and investment into the side as they bid for Lions’ first world team title since 1989.

We have put together a management team who we know have a lot to offer, from fitness and nutrition experts to PR and marketing professionals, and we are confident that together we can achieve something very special.

Rob Painter

Painter hopes to assemble a team with the experience and professional skills needed to help the Brits challenge, starting in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations this summer.

He said: “This is something that VRX have been working on for over a year now and we are so excited to have the opportunity to elevate the Great Britain speedway team to a new level.

“We have put together a management team who we know have a lot to offer, from fitness and nutrition experts to PR and marketing professionals, and we are confident that together we can achieve something very special.

“We have visited some of the biggest national bodies in the UK, including the Team GB Olympics headquarters in London, and we know what is required to make our national team the best in the world, not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of professionalism. 

“We want to create a culture of pride and unity. We want riders to be desperate to race for their country and to look forward to putting the Union flag kevlars on, and we have so many things in the pipeline to achieve that.

"We are brimming with ideas and we really hope that everyone gets behind the team as we look to re-establish Great Britain as a real force in world speedway.”

Keith Chapman, chairman of the BSPA, said: “We are pleased to present the opportunity for the Great Britain national side to gain new ideas and a fresh approach. Everyone within the British Speedway Promoters’ Association would like to wish Great Britain well in the season ahead and we will be supporting the guys throughout.”

 

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