Engineering firm boosts young racer

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A teenage racing driver with ambitions to compete in the British Touring Car Championship has received a major boost after securing a sponsorship deal with a Derbyshire-based engineering firm.

Sam Randon, aged 19, is already recognised as a rising star in motorsport, securing a series of podium finishes in the Michelin Clio Cup series.

The Greenbank Group, which designs and manufactures specialist products for the power generation and mining industries, is the latest firm to recognise his potential.

Charles Conroy, managing director, said: “We’ve been impressed by Sam’s performances at this level and his dedication to a sport that combines engineering excellence with individual talent.

“This reflects our own commitment to providing the highest levels of engineering expertise for our clients and so this sponsorship agreement makes perfect sense for us.”

As part of the deal, the Greenbank logo will become a prominent feature of Sam’s Team SVR race car, which is run by ex-Touring car driver Danny Buxton and is capable of 142mph from its 2.0 litre Clio engine. Sam, an engineering apprentice at JCB, said sponsorship was essential for success.