In today’s post I wanted to share with you an update in our sponsorship with two very talented young racing drivers fighting it out for success in this year’s Formula Ford 1600 and VAG Trophy.
At Edinburgh Watch Company, as well as our fine watches, we love all things automotive and especially when it comes to Motorsport, so earlier in the year we teamed up with Seb Melrose to give him some financial and branding support in his desire to win the FF1600 championship. Winning races however is very much a team effort and Seb could have no better team behind him than with Graham Brunton Racing. Graham is a very talented driver himself and has put his years of driving experience and technical knowhow into a high performing race team that has been rewarded with multiple championships for his drivers.
We are now delighted to have another EWC ambassador in the racing seat named Christie Doran. Christie is fighting it out with the boys in a national championship that is made up of Volkswagen, Audi and Seat racing cars in two categories, one being up to 220hp and the more powerful cars up to 300 hp.
For this season Christie has piloted a 220hp a VW Golf GTI with great success and achieved a number of podium finishes and as I write is lying third in the championship with one more round to go at the challenging Oulton Park on the 28th October. If you are local it would make a great day out!
Christie is no novice having competed in a very lairy Triumph TR8 in her first year at Knockhill, followed by the Ginetta Juniors and now in a fiercely competitive VAG Trophy championship. I had the pleasure to interview Christie and learnt that her father Jon was a key influence in her getting behind the wheel having himself raced in the Legends championship at Knockhill.
I raced myself in the late eighties but with a mere fraction of the talent shown by Christie and Seb, and remember then how hard it was to try and get sponsorship from local businesses. So when I was approached earlier in the season by them both to help in some way it just felt the right thing to do, but was largely driven by their passion, personality and professionalism.
Seb equally has had a great season lying second in the championship with one more round to go this Sunday. For any racer second is never good enough but with some bad luck in the season I know that he is very respected for his ability and should be very proud to clinch an overall second place in this years FF 1600 championship. You can read more about Seb here
You will see in the photographs that EWC brand is now part of each cars livery and this has already introduced us new business but more importantly has allowed us as a company to invest in two superb drivers following their dreams to be racing superstars.
We share some snaps taken recently thanks to Lewis Houghton at Lewspics.com which are due to be shared later this week with various press articles sharing the EWC racing story.
If you would like to see some track action for Seb and Christie along with an interview with them both on their race history then please watch our two videos below.
My thanks to Jamie Lees for creating these videos for us.