Marangoni sponsors BMW Compact Cup
Italian tyre company Marangoni has signed a three-year joint title sponsorship agreement with the hugely popular BMW Compact Cup Championship. Now in its third year it has become one of the UK’s fastest growing championships, with over 50 cars expected in 2013. The race cars, all based on BMW E36 318Ti Compact, will feature significant Marangoni branding and will race on 195/50 R15 82V Marangoni Zeta Linea Sport tyres as well as the Zeta Linea road spec tyre. The new agreement brings with it a new name for the championship which from now on will be known as The Marangoni Tyres/GAZ Shocks BMW Compact Cup.
Commenting on the new agreement, Greg Graham, UK brand manager of the Marangoni Car Tyre division said: “Although Marangoni’s racing tyres have been used with great success in European motorsport, we are fairly new to UK race scene. When looking at which race series we’d want to become involved with, the BMW Compact Cup really stood out from the crowd. With a rapidly expanding number of cars and drivers, and a very professional team of organisers, it was clear they were a perfect match for our plans. They had an immediate understanding of our wish to further promote our brand through motorsport, and they have been happy to hear our ideas and input. We are certain that the Zeta Linea Sport and the Zeta Linea road spec tyres will be popular with the drivers for their all-round performance, durability and value for money”.