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Mad Mark’s high pressure return in 2015

British Citroën Xsara SuperCar campaigner Mad Mark Watson gets full pressure backing from Mend-A-Hose Hydraulics Ltd. for next year’s Rallycross action.

 crofy low downMend-A-Hose Hydraulics Ltd. is proud to be announced as new title sponsors of the Mad Mark Motorsport team for the coming season. After nearly a year off track and a complete rebuild of his well-known Citroën Xsara SuperCar November 16 at Croft Circuit near Darlington will see Mark back on track and competing at the highest level for the first time since the revamp.

The car will then also carry the name of Mend-A-Hose from Castleford for the first time. A new major sponsorship deal has just been announced with the company that will secure Mark racing in the British Rallycross Championship, the Rallycross Challenge Europe and some of the world rounds in 2015. John Duff, owner of Mend-A-Hose, came to Croft for the British Rallycross Grand Prix [on October 19] and saw how popular the team and Mark was and couldn’t pass up the opportunity of gaining exposure for his thriving company being placed on his unique Rallycross car.

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John Duff (left) of MAH Hydraulics Ltd. has teamed-up with Mad Mark Watson.

MAH Hydraulics services stocks and markets the widest range of pneumatic and hydraulic hoses, fittings and associated products along with a 24hr National on-site hose replacement service. John Duff commented: “Mark and his team are dedicated individuals with a passion and belief that mirrors our company ethics, so attaching our brand to such dedication is an easy decision to make. We hope with the backing of MAH and other sponsors he can go on to achieve more championships than he already has.”

MAH Hydraulics joins Mark’s regular sponsors The Jersey Farm Hotel and Hog Roast Yorkshire to make sure he has the budget to compete at the highest level for the 2015 season. “The last few years has seen us doing lots of promotional events and shows to raise  the team profile and this has finally paid off in gaining this level of involvement from such high profile companies, we always have new ways of gaining exposure,” Mark concluded.

2014 Sponsorship and Plans

In the current financial climate it becomes more and more diffcult to secure backing for the team. Plans are on hold for 2014 as sponsorship is sort for Mad Mark. The citroen xsara is stripped at the moment down to a bare shell ready for its winter rebuild. Some development work is to be carried out to like moving the radiator to the rear of the car etc .

Many Sponsorship packs have been sent out to prospective sponsors trying to attract new companies into the sport. Rallycross has good TV exposure on Channel 4 and Motors TV with plenty of air time and more prominensce thats some other championships. A company or product that was displayed on our Super car would definitely be seen by a lot of people.

Investment in the team can be as little as £1000 per season with logos displayed on the car, transporter, race clothing and promotional material. Opportunities for more investment and more exposure are of course on offer.

There is also corporate hospitality and loyalty, with the team being abkle to host guests of sponsors at race meetings to watch their team perform.

You next step would be to contact Mark direct to discuss your requirments and how you can help him acheive his goals.

A current Sponsorship brochure can be downloaded to here:  http://www.madmark.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sponsor2014-BROCHURE.pdf

Get Mad Mark back on track

Did you know… Jersey Farm has it's own racing team, with top rallycross driver Mad Mark.
Mad Mark Motorsport is based at Jersey Farm Hotel where they prepare and run the mighty 500bhp Citroen Xsara super car.

The car is famous and has been featured on TV on Fifth Gear doing a challenge. The 4wd car does 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds an astounding acceleration figure that is even quicker from a standing start than a Formula 1 car.

Mark with the help of the Jersey Farm Hotel has had quite a bit of success over the years. He has been 3 times British Open Rallycross Champion as well as Northern Ireland Champion, and awarded driver of the year twice. Sponsorship in the UK has become harder and harder to secure, and as the budget to run such a car at top level in Britain and Europe is quite high , sponsors are needed to help fund the races. As it has become harder to get corporate sponsors Mark has set up a scheme so that individuals, fans and supporters can help, for just £45, they will see their chosen name displayed on his xsara race car, get a fantastic souvenir t-shirt  and also be invited to a VIP day to meet the team, the car and the driver.

All the terms and conditions can be found on Mark's web www.madmark.co.uk or join his face book page. This must be the most cost effective way to get your name on a top flight racing car as well as get a popular driver back in the British Rallycross Championship.

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