A rising Manchester motorcycle star has landed an exciting new sponsorship deal which he hopes will help him fulfil his dream of competing in the British Superbike Championship.
Hyde’s Adam Gittings has been sponsored by leading builders merchants Selco Builders Warehouse for his first ever appearance in the Thundersport GB series.
The 22-year-old will be backed every step of the way around some of the UK’s most established motor sports venues by Selco, and Gittings will be racing a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R decked out in his new sponsor’s blue and yellow colours.
Gittings, who is supported by his father Jeff, older brother Danny and two friends Simon Halliwell and Paul Errington in The Gitt Racing team, said: “I’m hugely grateful for Selco’s support and it really is a dream come true.
“I was planning to do one or two Thundersport events in 2015 and fund them myself but this means that I will be able to attend every event over the year and give it a really good go.
“I’m extremely grateful for Selco’s support and am determined to perform as well as I possibly can to repay them.”
A motorcycle technician at Road and Racing Motorcycles in Hyde, Gittings made his first major venture into competitive racing in 2014 after a sole appearance the previous year.
Victory in the Preston & District Motorcycle Club’s Pre Injection class Championship at the Three Sisters circuit in Wigan made it the perfect start and Gittings is excited at the challenge which lies ahead.
He added: “It’s a big step up from where I’ve been competing to the level I’m going to but the team and I are really excited about the season ahead.
“We will be competing in the Pre-National 600 this year which excludes riders who may be competing in British Superbikes as well.
“The Thundersport GB is very much seen as a platform to move up to British Superbike level and that is the dream for me over the next few years.”
Helen Gemmell, marketing director for Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Adam.
“It’s mainly a family run team and Adam enjoyed huge success last year in what was his first season in competitive racing.”
Selco chief executive, Chris Cunliffe, added: “Motorsport is synonymous with the customers of Selco and always features highly in their list of interests. With Selco also having three branches in the Manchester area and Adam rising from grass roots level and having his eyes set on a big sporting future, it creates a perfect sponsorship profile for us.
“We look forward to following Adam’s fortunes over the coming weeks and months and seeing the Selco colours on his bike flying around some of the most popular tracks in UK motorsport.”
Adam’s first race weekend of the season will be at Brands Hatch on 6th – 8th March.
Selco Builders Warehouse is a leading building supplies warehouse with 36 branches across England and Wales including three within the Manchester area – at Baguley, Ardwick and Ashton Moss.
Selco branches in Wales and England supply a massive range of building materials including doors, windows, insulation, roofing, heating, plumbing supplies, lighting, electrical products, kitchens, bathrooms and timber.
Branches also offer an in-branch café, trade counter services, direct-to-site delivery options and van size parking spaces, all designed to make it easier for tradespeople to get onto the job as soon as possible.
Tool and plant hire is also available across 22 branches in London and Nottingham.
For more information on Selco or to find details of local branches, log onto www.selcobw.co