Durban: Team Ireland adds event sponsor

Wavin Ireland supports national team in A1GP, South Africa Dublin, Ireland, 23 February 2007; Wavin Ireland will support A1 Team Ireland in this weekend's A1GP, Durban, South Africa as the Irish team battles for honours in the 7th round of the...

Wavin Ireland supports national team in A1GP, South Africa

Dublin, Ireland, 23 February 2007; Wavin Ireland will support A1 Team Ireland in this weekend's A1GP, Durban, South Africa as the Irish team battles for honours in the 7th round of the World Cup of Motorsport. Based in Balbriggan, Dublin, Wavin Ireland specialises in designing and manufacturing complete plastic systems for the building/construction industry, public utility organisations and statutory authorities. It is the largest manufacturer and distributor of pvc pipe systems in the country.

Wavin Ireland has been manufacturing in Ireland for almost 50 years. Its manufacturing facility is in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin and it also has distribution centres in Cork and Lisburn. The agreement with A1 Team Ireland, initially for this weekend only, will see Wavin Ireland's brand name displayed on the on the car, driver and team equipment.

"Wavin Ireland is delighted to be supporting A1 Team Ireland in this new and fast growing world-wide series," said Dom McGroddy, Marketing Manager of Wavin Ireland. "We have a tradition of supporting Irish sport and A1 Team Ireland's participation in the World Cup of Motorsport is an exciting adventure given that the team is competing directly against entries from the largest nations in the world and working hard to become a success story for Ireland in world sport."

"We are very pleased to have attracted the support of Wavin Ireland this weekend," said Team Principal Mark Gallagher. "The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is developing very quickly world-wide, and with this race being one of two broadcast live on RTE2 this season it is great to have a successful Irish company such as Wavin Ireland put their faith in us."

The South African round of the A1GP series for grand prix style cars will be televised live on RTE2 between 12.55pm and 2.15pm on Sunday, A1 Team Ireland's lead driver Richard Lyons aiming for a top six finish. The team's weekend has started well, Lyons setting the 2nd fastest time in Friday practice.

-credit: team ireland

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Series A1GP
Drivers Richard Lyons