Andy Zelos, Dan Zelos
“As we approach the final race weekend of the season, Dan’s first year in Mini’s has been an overwhelming success with two P1’s and multiple podium finishes. Yes, Dan obviously has a talent but also the loyalty and commitment from EXCELR8 has been fantastic. They have been there for him every step of the way and have provided him with a high level of support both on the race weekends and in between. Justina has high standards and always look out for the guys in the team, with nothing ever being too much trouble.”
Peter Jones, Managing Director, Third Millennium Systems Ltd
“Partnering with and sponsoring EXCELR8 has been a wonderful experience and has given us the opportunity for quality time with our clients. This has resulted in not only having a great day out but also gaining a better understanding of our customers business needs away from the pressure of the working day. Justina and Antony are the perfect hosts and have provided a true VIP Experience resulting in an increased market profile for Third Millennium through both trade publications and social media.”
Clive Richardson, Marketing Director at Draper Tools;
“We are delighted to announce our ongoing partnership with the EXCELR8 team, they’ve impressed us with their dedication across 2019 and we know this drive and focus will continue into the 2020 season. Like us, they’re committed to working hard to strengthen what they do. We’re pleased to say that partnering with Excelr8 in our centenary year has not only been enjoyable but also incredibly valuable to us as business. We’ve had plenty of positive feedback from our customers and the BTCC fans as well as some fantastic exposure for the Draper Tools brand. We can’t wait to see what opportunities the new season brings.”
Richard Lambert, Managing Director of Evolution Security;
“Two firsts this year! A first year in BTCC for EXCELR8 and for Evolution (Electronic Security Systems) Ltd and what an exciting year it’s been with the additional bonus of sponsorship in the MINI CHALLENGE! Rob Smith in BTCC and Josh Stanton in MINI CHALLENGE are both exceptional ambassadors for their sports.
We have always been somewhat sceptical about the value for our business in this kind of sponsorship but the coverage on ITV4 and on social media has been a real eye-opener. Our profile and recognition of the Evolution brand has increased considerably. LinkedIn hits are always greater for racing news than business news!
EXCELR8 have been really proactive in supporting their partners, their hospitality has been exceptional and the although it is increasingly difficult for our clients to accept hospitality these days we have seen a real boost in morale from our 140 staff, many of whom have been able to take advantage and enjoyed the experience.
We are really looking forward to 2020 when the BTCC and MINI CHALLENGE will be running together.”
Simon Gray, Managing Director of Credo Motorsport Finance;
“We are now in our second year of sponsorship with Excelr8 and will undoubtedly look forward to a third year and beyond. Why am I so confident? Because, unlike any other sponsorship I’ve been involved in, we see a quantifiable and exceptional return for our investment. In the first full year we received 5 times our sponsorship in invoiced business, directly attributable to Excelr8. That can’t be right, can it?
Excelr8 are not an ordinary sponsorship opportunity. Most sponsorships I’ve been involved in previously accept the donation quite happily and after some possible social media, logo placement and possibly networking opportunity, that’s about all you can get from the relationship. How much business do you get from it? Very hard to say.
Excelr8 are different, they accept to get the best of their sponsorship, to get it renewed and even enhanced, they have to work at it, and work they do! It’s a real partnership. We feel valued, we have some great motor racing hospitality but we also get recognised business opportunity through hard won introductions to their contact sphere. They work tirelessly to make the connections and during a quieter period, feel the pressure to deliver more and more opportunities to do business.”
Tim Porter, Josh Porter’s Dad;
After an incident in the first race of the weekend we were packing up ready to go home but, without hesitation – the EXCELR8 crew loaded the car into the trailer, returned to the workshop and worked overnight to replace the whole front end of the car.
At 4.30am we received a text to say that it was all done and ready to go!
On Sunday morning the car was back in the awning looking as good as new and we managed to race to a podium finish in Race 2 with a new lap record!
The level of service and dedication, of the team is second to none.
They really are “the best in the business”
Alan Maybin, Jac Maybin’s Dad;
As a rookie to car racing EXCELR8 made my son feel at ease immediately. They are dedicated to what they do & nothing is ever a problem. Its a great , driven, family atmosphere the moment you walk in the awning. They deliver professionalism and results!
‘EXCELR8 Motorsport are an amazing team to be a part of. Their professionalism and drive to succeed is second to none all the while putting your best interests at the forefront of their priorities. Not only have they helped me to excel as a driver but also as a person with in the Motorsport community and it feels like the sky is the limit with my racing career as a part of their team!’
Howard Goodman, Toby Goodman’s Dad;
EXCELR8 Motorsport is a gem. They took Toby under their wing and basically poured in all the skills needed to run at the front in an extremely competitive series. We had support on logistics, financing, data, tyre preparation, testing, racecraft, mental prep, setup – lots and lots of setup, licencing and most importantly, sponsorship support .
All in all they are alongside you every step of the way if you need them to be, or not, depending on what you need. The team has strength in depth and a comprehensive stepping stone of series and experience that can take you from a raw novice all the way to 24hr racing, TCR or BTCC, if you can.
There are plenty of teams that take your money, or your sponsors money, and give precious little in return other than the core race support and I can tell you for a fact that EXCELR8 is not like that. Anthony and Justina run a friendly, quality team with high standards of preparation and a strong sporting ethos; whether you are just starting out on your racing journey at the back of the grid or going for wins at the front everybody gets 100% support and their is no hierarchy or favouritism.
But make no mistake – If Excelr8 are on the grid, they are not there to make up the numbers, they are there to Win.