Fuelled For Success

SRO & WP Motorsport Group Announce Scholarship Scheme

Adding fuel to the fight in 2012, the CERTINA Formula Renault UK Championship announces the SRO and WP Motorsport Scholarship scheme. The Champion of the coveted 2012 CERTINA Formula Renault UK title will be rewarded with more power to their burgeoning careers. Should the winner take the natural step up to British Formula 3 in 2013, the victor will be able to fill their tanks and get off the line with £5,000 worth of WP Motorsport fuel.

Renaultsport UK engaged with WP Motorsports expert service almost 10 years ago to supply quality control fuel to Formula Renault UK and Renault Clio Cup. Together investing in the future of promising young drivers hoping to climb the ladder to success, the introduction of the SRO and WP Motorsport Scholarship aims to support the 2012 Champion advance to the next level.

Formula Renault UK continues to be a breeding ground for successful motorsport talent with many drivers having graduated from the junior formula to the highly competitive British Formula 3 International Series and onwards to the pinnacle of motorsport – Formula 1. Win in British F3 and you are marked as a driver to watch.

“The SRO and WP Motorsport Scholarship scheme is designed to support the next generation of champions join the Grand Prix greats and compete against the finest young racing drivers of our era,” remarks General Manager of SRO Motorsport Group, Lisa Crampton. “The prize of £5,000 in fuel makes that step just that bit more attainable.”

WP Motorsport, originally called Atol Fuel, has developed an established reputation for efficiency and accuracy supplying fuel for both Renaultsport UK championships for over ten years. Offering a dedicated and tailored service WP Group believes in driver evolution and the new WP Motorsport Scholarship encourages progression to the next platform.

Darren Borras, WP Group’s Commercial Director commented; We are thrilled to support young drivers by offering a scholarship to Formula Renault competitors as part of our Academy Programme with SRO, WP believe It’s critical to the future of the motorsport industry to support the stars of tomorrow as they progress through the championships. We are looking forward to an exciting Formula Renault season and to supporting the successful driver!

With the CERTINA Formula Renault UK season soon to commence at Brands Hatch on 31st March, the SRO and WP Motorsport Scholarship offers yet another exciting prize for the stars of tomorrow fuel their ambition to join the Champion honor roll.

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Media Invitation: The annual pre-season Media Day launch will be held at Brands Hatch Circuit, Kent on Tuesday 20 March – a golden opportunity for media to meet the championship’s star drivers and see them in action in their cars prior to the opening race event of 2012 (Brands Hatch, Kent Sunday 1 April). Media wishing to attend please email gaenor@sro.co.uk

A full set of timing results and championship standings can be found here: www.tsl-timing.com For further information: http://www.renaultsport.co.uk/championships/formularenaultuk/Default.aspx twitter.com/FRenaultUK | facebook.com/FRenault2.0UK | frenaultuk.wordpress.com Press images of the championship can be downloaded from: www.jakobebrey.com/renault Audio interviews: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/formula-renault-uk-audio-podcasts/id427665511

Note to editors:

WP Group has been supplying fuels and lubricants to businesses and homes for more than half a century. With multiple business divisions and close associations with leading brands such as Mobil, WP Group is working hard to keep business moving, processes operating and homes, offices and schools heated. Based at Esso’s Fawley Refinery, WP Group supplies the latest high-quality fuels that enhance life. The Diesel, Gas Oil and Kerosene supplied by WP Group is specially formulated to meet the exacting requirements of the UK market, with Advanced formulas available to improve fuel efficiency and prolong life. WP Group is ExxonMobil’s Strategic Lubricants Distributor for its world-leading product range throughout Central Southern England. Offering the full range of Mobil lubricants designed to exceed customers’ requirements, helping to improve performance and efficiency regardless of industry. www.thewp-group.co.uk

WP Motorsport has a long successful association with Motorsport, originally called Atol Fuel; the Company was founded as engine builder for karting. The business soon developed a reputation for efficiency and accuracy and it quickly picked up the supply of control fuel for a number of karting and bike racing championships. Atol was acquired by the WP Group in 2007 and are pleased to include Renault Motorsport amongst other high profile manufacturers and championship sponsors.
Since acquisition, the company has added Panta Race Fuel, Mobil 1 Lubricants and Maxima racing products to the already established Elf Racing product line giving a platform for a strong offering to the world of Motorsport.
As part of the WP Group evolution, Atol is now WP Motorsport – offering a dedicated and tailored service to the world of racing. Adding the British F3 and GT to the already impressive client base which includes the factory fill for the newest McLaren theMP4 12-C. www.atolfuel.com

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The CERTINA Formula Renault 2.0 UK is the country's leading single seater championship and has launched many Formula One racing careers.
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