BFREN: Susie Stoddart signs sponsor

British Formula Renault star Susie Stoddart announces sponsorship deal. London 17th May 2002 -- Independent Sports Marketing & Sponsorship agency, The Purple Tangerine, today announced its sponsorship of Susie Stoddart, the world's top female ...

British Formula Renault star Susie Stoddart announces sponsorship deal.

London 17th May 2002 -- Independent Sports Marketing & Sponsorship agency, The Purple Tangerine, today announced its sponsorship of Susie Stoddart, the world's top female racing driver.

Susie, 19, is competing in this season's Formula Renault Championship, driving for team DFR (Dave Forster Racing) and is already starting to prove her skill currently sitting 21st in the championship out of 35.

The sponsorship deal will last five years and involve branding on the car and hospitality at the 10 Formula Renault events in the UK this year.

Purple Tangerine Managing Director, Nigel Jones, said: "Susie is a great driver and has an excellent opportunity to progress to F1. Her five year plan involves two years in Renault, two years in F3 and then F1."

"We have worked with many athletes over the years including Prince Naseem, Teddy Sheringham, Marat Safin and more recently with Kingfisher's Ellen MacArthur and believe Susie has what it takes to go all the way."

"Motorsport and F1 needs more sides to it in order to attract sponsors, particularly in light of the absence of tobacco from 2006. What a gift a female F1 driver would be to all her sponsors!"

"We believe our sponsorship of Susie will reap benefits in both the short and long term, as we build our presence in motor sport marketing."

-tpt-

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