TPS to sponsor British Rally Champion’s hat-trick title bid in new Volkswagen car

Published:  16 March, 2021

TPS has signed up to sponsor current British Rally Champion Matt Edwards as he bids for a hat-trick of titles in a new Volkswagen rally car.

Matt Edwards returns to the British Rally Championship in 2021 in a bid to secure his third title in a row and will switch to a Polo R5 for his campaign, which coincides with TPS’s first season as a sponsor in the British Rally Championship. TPS will join Yuasa, who return as title sponsor for the second consecutive season and leisure industry leaders Swift Group, as part of the sponsorship team backing Matt and his Melvyn Evans Motorsport run Volkswagen Polo R5.

Michelle Masterton-Smith, TPS Marketing Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be on board supporting Matt as he strives for his third title. Given Matt’s recent move to racing the Polo R5 the decision for TPS to sponsor Matt this season was an easy one.”

Matt Edwards secured his maiden BRC title in 2018 before going on to repeat the feat in 2019.
Now he is set to be one of the first drivers to bring the Volkswagen brand and Polo R5 to the British Championship and is confident about his title chances, despite the `unknowns` that the 2021 season holds: “I’m very excited to be returning to the British Rally Championship, not only to try for a third title but also to see what this season has in store. My campaign will look very different from the last four years that’s for sure and we have been working very hard over the winter to make sure we have the best package possible in the Volkswagen Polo. I truly believe we have the platform to go out there and get title number three.”

Jon Pritchard, General Sales and Marketing Manager for GS Yuasa Battery Sales added: “We are delighted to be backing Matt again and excited to see what he will achieve as he hunts his third BRC title in the fabulous VW Polo R5. We have had a partnership with him for a number of years now and his performance and attitude reflect our own core values of reliability, quality and teamwork. After the cancellation of the 2020 championship, we can’t wait to see him and the team back in action.”

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