Rugby company to become household name for rally fans

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A RUGBY company is to be a sponsor of the Pirtek Racing team in the 2012 British Touring Car Championships (BTCC).

Revive! in Upton Road is owned by Mark Llewellyn and specialises in repairing scuffs and scrapes to vehicles and alloy wheels.

It seemed appropriate for Revive! to display its distinctive red and black branding on the rear bumper of the Pirtek Racing car.

The first race was held recently at Brands Hatch.

Pirtek is racing one of only eight new generation touring cars (NGTC) on the circuit.

Its new NGTC–spec Honda Civic with a Neal Brown engine is the same as the Honda Works team car and will be driven by 24-year-old Andrew Jordan.

Hopes are high for Jordan, who placed fifth during the recent BTCC media day.

His debut BTCC season was in 2008 and he made BTCC history by being the youngest ever driver to qualify on pole position. Last year he had one race win, six podiums and four independent wins driving as an independent under the Pirtek banner.

Mark said: “Quality is the key word for us – we wanted to link up with a team that shares our commitment to excellence and striving for the best results. We’re excited about Pirtek’s new generation touring car and are impressed by Andrew Jordan’s enthusiasm and ambition. It’s a great opportunity for the Revive! branding to be seen throughout the 2012 season, and we wish Pirtek and Andrew every success.”

Revive!’s customers include car dealerships, manufacturers and private motorists.