Andy Zelos, Dad of Dan Zelos 2021 JCW Champion
“One week on and I’m still over the moon. That final race will stay with me for a long time. As such, I just once again wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your hard work and commitment to Dan’s racing this year.
I know you all put in a lot of effort and a huge amount of hours into getting him the result he so deserved.
The teamwork this year has been fantastic and I think the dynamic has been the best to date. I think the relationship Andy and Connor have with Dan has paid a huge part in achieving the results this year for both him and the team.
Huge thanks, and I look forward to celebrating this with you all and the team at the awards evening.”
Nathan Harrison, MINI CHALLENGE JCW Driver
“I’ve been racing for EXCELR8 for a few years now and for the 2020 season there was no reason for me to look at any other teams as I’ve been on this journey with the team and it feels like one big family. All of the guys and girls at EXCELR8 have been great to me other the years and they always give it 100% at everything they do and the results speak for themselves. No matter what track, they always give me that super fast race car to get the results. So I can only thank them for what they do behind closed doors and at the race weekends. For me they have been the best to race for over my racing career and hopefully I can continue this journey with EXCELR8 in the 2021 BTCC championship..”
Neb Bursac, MINI CHALLENGE JCW Driver
“Justina has set up a very competitive & professional race team. The results speak for themselves, winning this year’s multiple championships. Albeit my very short stint with the team towards the end of 2020, I was made to feel at home. I would happily race with EXCELR8 again.”
Chris Smiley, BTCC Driver
“Since Joining EXCELR8 BTCC in 2020 I’ve been welcomed with open arms and shared a successful season in a brand new car which is an absolute credit to the team. We’ve had a strong working relationship on and off the circuit and one that will strengthen into the future!”
Andy Zelos, Dan Zelos Father
“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.”
Dr Penny Moyle, Race Against Dementia
“Race Against Dementia are thrilled to have the support of EXCELR8 and Chris Smiley as our first Race Against Dementia Champion. This great opportunity, enabled by Kiltads Motorsport Marketing, allows us to highlight the unique approach that Race Against Dementia is taking in instilling the mindset of F1 and motorsport racing to catalyse a change in dementia research.
We look forward to working with the team and Chris to raise awareness of the crisis of dementia within the BTCC community, and establish a strong partnership as we work tirelessly towards beating dementia.”
Peter Jones, Managing Director, Third Millennium Systems Ltd
“We are delighted to re-confirm our support of Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com for a third consecutive campaign in the BTCC. The progress the team has made in the space of two years in such a hugely competitive series has been nothing short of outstanding, and not only was the Hyundai the best-looking car on the grid last season, but its potential was also immediately clear to see, achieving a podium finish in just its third race.
To now add into the mix a driver of Tom’s calibre looks sure to make the team a real contender for honours in 2021. His results speak for themselves, and the only major accolade still missing from his impressive career CV is the overall title, which I have no doubt will be a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. We look forward to partnering him and Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com in their pursuit of the biggest prize in British motorsport.”
Kev Smith, Head of Marketing at Draper Tools
“2020 marked our second year in the BTCC, and whilst it was clearly a very different season to our first due to the pandemic, it nonetheless delivered real return on investment – not to mention some sensational racing and amazing results with EXCELR8 Motorsport’s brand new Hyundais. It was exciting to be part of that journey as the team developed the i30, and to see the Draper Tools logo emblazoned across the side of what we think was the best-looking car on the grid. After following ‘from the sidelines’ in 2020, we are all hugely looking forward to even greater activation of our partnership and returning to the track so we can support the team in person.”
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.”
Ian Tims, Managing Director of Credo Motorsport Finance
“This is the third year of sponsorship with EXCELR8 and we will undoubtedly look forward to many years to come. We have seen a quantifiable and exceptional return for our investment, just in the first full year we received 5 times our sponsorship in invoiced business, directly attributable to EXCELR8.
EXCELR8 is not an ordinary sponsorship opportunity, they 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 opportunities 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 Father
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 Father
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!
Richard Newman, MINI CHALLENGE JCW Driver
‘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 Father
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.