One of the leading car dealership groups in Wales will be the driving force when the biggest road race to ever come to the country takes place this month.
The family-owned Sinclair Volkswagen will be providing the support vehicles for the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, March 26.
The race will see double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah head a list of global stars competing on the streets of Cardiff in the elite event, while the mass race will attract more than 20,000 runners will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of champions.
The event is being delivered by Run 4 Wales and is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans to the streets of Cardiff for what is only the fourth time ever the World Half Marathon Championships have been staged in the UK.
Sinclair Volkswagen will secure extra ‘home’ interest by providing 14 Volkswagen vehicles from its range to support all the runners in both the elite and mass races on the day.
Richard Seaward, head of franchise for Sinclair Volkswagen which has sites in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Swansea and Neyland, said his company were thrilled to be involved in delivering one of the biggest sporting events to ever come to Wales.
Richard said: “This is a huge occasion for the whole of Wales and, as a proud Welsh company, we are delighted to be playing a part in helping the event run as successfully as possible.
“Hopefully our timing cars will help Mo Farah to glory for Team GB and produce a fantastic time, while many of our other vehicles will be there to provide support to those competing in the mass participation event which will provide such a great spectacle on the streets of Cardiff.”
Matt Newman, chief executive of Run 4 Wales, said: “Sinclair Volkswagen has a track record of supporting Welsh sport and we are delighted to have such a strong local brand involved in Cardiff 2016.
“From the timing cars at the front of the World Championships race to the transport for the elite athletes and officials including Mo Farah and Lord Sebastian Coe, Sinclair Volkswagen will play a major role in the most high-profile athletics event ever held in Wales.”