May 19, 2016
North East businesses are lining up
on the grid to support the region’s young British Formula Stars karting champion.
position is Pulman Fleet part of the expanding regional motors group Pulman –
the latest organisation to sponsor and support rising Tyneside motorsport star
businesses are recognising the emerging talent of 11-year-old Newcastle-born
Joseph who recently met his racing hero Lewis Hamilton to be officially
recognised for winning the 2015 Formula Kart Stars – Cadet series and also have
a tour of the Mercedes team factory.
from Ryton, hopes to emulate Lewis Hamilton’s success - although recognises he
has much still to learn and achieve. This year he aims to build on last
season’s success – when he also finished 4th in the Little Green Man
racing series and 6th in the Super One British Championship.
Hamilton won the same karting championship as Joseph back in 1995, and at the
same age, 10. Lewis went on, breaking many milestones, to become one of the
youngest F1 champions at the age of 23.
Just as in
F1, sponsors are an important part of building and maintaining success for all
young racers, helping motorsport talent develop by supporting the running costs
to compete in championships that run across the UK. All eyes in the UK
motorsport community are on Joseph this year as he again competes in the Little
Green Man and Super One championships, staying with internationally recognised
Fusion Motorsport, running their Synergy kart for his last year in the Cadet
Lianne Taylor said: “We’re delighted Pulman Fleet have seen the talent in
Joseph and have been prepared to provide valuable support. On the racing track
the results are down to Joseph but he recognises there’s a big support team
behind him. That team, which includes the sponsors, makes racing possible and
allows young drivers to develop.”
group fleet manager of Pulman Fleet, said: “We’re proud to sponsor a rising
motorsport champion like Joseph. As a Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA dealer, we’re
keen to support a talented local racer, pitting himself against others in a
high performance, sporting sector we understand.”
supplies more than 2000 Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA vehicles to blue chip
corporate and small businesses throughout the UK. Its parent company, the
privately owned Pulman Group, recently opened a £2m bespoke SKODA showroom at
Belmont Business Park, Durham.
business organisations that are supporting Joseph include: Newcastle-based
restaurant group, 21 Hospitality Group; insurance broker, BSIS; video
production company, In-House Films; embroidery and sewing threads specialist
Madeira; and business PR consultancy, MHW PR.
For more information visit www.pulmangroup.co.uk