Wednesday, 24 June 2015

JET RETURNS AS OFFICIAL FUEL PARTNER OFSILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2015


Silverstone Classic
Media release for immediate distribution: 24/06/15
JET RETURNS AS OFFICIAL

FUEL PARTNER OF

SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2015


 
• Fuel brand to sponsor Battle of Britain races
• Meet and greets with JET ambassador, Nicolas Hamilton
• Chance to enter ‘Money Can’t Buy Prize’ competition
 
 
Fuel brand JET, which has a network of over 350 independent forecourts throughout the UK, will once again take on the role of Official Fuel Partner at this year’s Silverstone Classic event, 24 – 26 July 2015.

In the run up to the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival, JET will once again be giving away an incredible Silverstone Classic ‘Money Can’t Buy Prize’. The unique prize for two lucky individuals includes a driving experience in a Caterham Car, a ride in the pace car, a passenger ‘hot seat’ in the Silver Sunday Parade, a guided tour of Race Control, VIP concert stage bar passes, tickets to attend the Drivers’ Reception, Parc Ferme hospitality packages in the 'Silverstone Wing', on site bed & breakfast Snoozebox accommodation and £500 spending money. Entry closes on 18th July and full details of how to enter and Ts & Cs can be found viawww.jetsc.co.uk.

As part of its 2015 sponsorship package, JET will also be sponsoring two ‘Battle of Britain’ races for 1950s and 60s British GT and saloons cars. Accompanied by alluring aerial displays by Spitfires and other Second World War aircraft, these two 20 minute races will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1940 air battle.

The JET Village Green and Fun Fair is set to attract high numbers of visitors. With funfair rides and children’s activities, chill out zones, a vast array of food and drink options, a six-track Scalextric challenge, a Formula One simulator and a vintage Mustang as a ‘selfie’ backdrop, there’s something for everyone in this JET-sponsored area.

Racing enthusiasts may also be lucky enough to meet JET’s ambassador for 2015, racing driver Nicolas Hamilton, brother of Lewis Hamilton. Nicolas, who lives with the neurological condition Cerebral Palsy, is the first disabled competitor to participate in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). He will enter five weekends of the BTCC season in an Audi S3 NGTC with AmD Tuning. Nicolas will be visiting the JET Hub at various points over the weekend and will be happy to chat to visitors about his first BTCC season.

Pete George, Managing Director of Phillips 66 UK & Ireland Marketing, comments: “Silverstone Classic 2014 was a truly incredible event and we were so proud to have been involved with it, particularly as it was JET’s 60th anniversary. We – and many of our customers – consider JET as a ‘classic British brand’, so being the Official Fuel Partner of Silverstone Classic is very much in line with our brand. This year – the second of our three year sponsorship deal – we’re back, but bigger and better than before! We can’t wait to get out there and meet as many sports and motoring enthusiasts as we can over the three days at the iconic Silverstone Circuit.”

Follow JET on Facebook (JourneyWithJet), on Twitter (@JETPetrol) to find out about our latest Silverstone news and competitions. Join the conversation using #ClassicJET for all the latest event photos and action.

Tickets for the 25th anniversary Silverstone Classic must be purchased in advance. Adult admission starts from £40 and, as well as pits access, ticket prices include booking fees, parking, infield, grandstands, live music – this year topped by rock legends Status Quo – and the vast majority of the numerous attractions. Full details – together with hospitality packages and weekend festival camping – can be found on the official website: www.SilverstoneClassic.com.


Media Contact: 

Jonathan Gill at the Silverstone Classic Media Office
Tel: 01372 414120 or 07860 563000
E-mail: SilverstoneClassic@MPACreative.com

For JET: Catherine Scotcher at SH Communications
Tel:  + 44 (0)1451 844 443/+ 44 7443 451925
E-mail: catherine.scotcher@shconsult.co.uk.


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Editor’s notes:
The Silverstone Classic – celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 – is firmly established as the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival with a record 1125 race entries in 2014 watched by a record crowd of 94,000. The spectacular event – winner of the prestigious ‘Motorsport Event of the Year Award’ as judged by the International Historic Motoring Awards in 2013 – is staged at the famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. The three-day festival features the very best of historic racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport as well as live music from classic rock bands (topped by Status Quo in 2015) and a wealth of family entertainment. This includes free fun fair, retail outlets, a host of interactive activities, a two-day classic car auction and air displays, plus huge showcases of classic cars often celebrating important milestones in automotive history. In 2014 a record parade of 84 Grand Prix cars celebrated Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix as well as special cavalcades to mark Maserati’s centenary and 50 years of the Ford Mustang. The Silverstone Classic is promoted and organised by Goose Communications. Goose manages worldwide events for companies such as AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Unilever.

About JET: JET is a leading fuel brand marketed by Phillips 66 Company in the UK and other EU countries, with a well-established network of more than 350 independently operated service stations throughout the UK. Established in 1954, JET is proud of its heritage and its reputation for providing competitively priced fuel, excellent customer service, and a wide range of value-added forecourt services. For more information on JET, please visitwww.jetlocal.co.uk.


Accreditation: 
Media wishing to attend the 2015 Silverstone Classic should email requests to Ben Buesnel at sc2015accreditation@mpacreative.com. Coverage from previous Classics and/or commissioning letters will assist the accreditation process.

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For more information: Visit the official event website www.SilverstoneClassic.com
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