Jet is gearing up for its third year as the Official Fuel Partner of Silverstone Classic. This year’s event is set to take place from July 29-31.
Following the success of its original three-year sponsorship deal, Jet has announced that it will extend its role as the Official Fuel Partner for a further three years, through until 2019.
For 2016, Jet has teamed up with Vital Equipment, a supplier of fuels and lubricants for the motorsport industry, to provide two refuelling stations for competitors.
This is Vital Equipment’s first venture into classic sports car events, having already been involved in GT, TT, rallying and touring car events.
The Jet Village Green and Fun Fair will return again this year, but with the addition of Jet’s sponsorship of the event’s Big Wheel.
Visitors will also have the chance to meet Jet’s ambassador, racing driver Nicolas Hamilton, who will chat about his racing experience and his tireless campaigning to encourage everyone to ‘Exceed Expectations’. Nicolas, whose brother is Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, lives with Cerebral Palsy.
Mary Wolf, managing director, UK & Ireland Marketing for Phillips 66, commented: “We’re delighted and very proud to be part of the continued success of what is without doubt, one of the world’s biggest – and best – classic motor racing festivals. We’re also very excited to be taking on the title sponsorship of the Super Touring Car Championship races at this year’s event as part of our sponsorship.”
In June, Jet will launch its Silverstone Classic ‘Money Can’t Buy Prize’ for two individuals. This prize will include full hospitality and accommodation over the weekend, £500 spending money, and high adrenalin on- and off-track experiences.