Michael Rutter - Motorcycle Racer We will give you unparalleled access to British Superbike Series, Endurance World Championship, Isle of Man TT, The International NW200, SES Zero Emission Series TT and the world renowned Macau Grand Prix in the Far East, not only in terms of race going fans but hours of live and repeat TV viewing and unprecedented press coverage. The monetry value of advertising spend alone from Michael’s press last year was in excess £1.5M. British Superbike alone this year topped This brochure, outlines the championships, 44 million global viewers with 10 million the bikes and Michael Rutter. Through coming from the UK and that is only part of maximum Live brand exposure, data capture, our offering, we believe that no one really or both, we will develop the sponsorship exploits properly the race going fans in terms proﬁle required to suit you and your budget, of brand/product exposure and data base from camera facing rider and helmet space to capture. We will work with you to devise the main line team sponsors. best way to maximise your ROI. Michael’s unique combination of being competitive in both road racing and short circuit racing and having a huge personal fan base, means the possibilities we can offer you and your brand are amongst the most effective money can buy.
2013 team programme2013 sees an intensive and exhilarating schedule:• 12 British Superbike race meetings - the world’s most viewed and competitive Superbike championship• 7 Isle of Man TT races – the ultimate display of human endeavour on public roads• 5 North West 200 races - The worlds fastest road race• 4 Endurance World Championship races - The premier worldwide endurance motorcycle racing championship with Honda TT Legends• Macau GP- Asia’s most watched and greatest international bike race
Media Outline This is an incredible opportunity to take your brand and products to the heart of a truly massive audience of ABC1 buying public. On screen we have full live and repeat screening by British Eurosport, ITV, ITV4, with EWC being covered on ESPN and Motors TV. Taking place from April to November, the 2013 season will involve a total of 43 races (36 in the UK, 5 in mainland Europe, 1 in Japan and 1 in China).).
Media coverageWith a phenomenal viewing audience in excess of 69 million across all the events, ourreliable, professional, high proﬁle team guarantees both press and TV interview time,as well as front running race coverage. The winning record of the riders, the bikes andthe efﬁcient way the team is run will match the essential professionalism required torepresent your brand and products.The team also has the advantage of sponsor support by Avvio, the leading brandengagement agency, to ensure your brand and all its activities work on and off the trackto maximise your return.
The Rider Michael Rutter Michael Rutter is an all-round racer, famed for his ability in wet and dry weather, at both road and short circuit venues. The son of four-time TT F2 World Champion Tony Rutter - also winner of eight Isle of Man TT races - it’s not hard to see where he gets it from. As well as numerous TT rostrum results, Michael has scored 28 British Superbike victories on four different makes of motorcycle. He is a true racing professional with a large international following of loyal and passionate fans. - 28 wins at the British Superbike Championship races. - 13 wins at the North West 200. - 3 wins and 9 podium ﬁnishes at the Isle of Man TT. - 8 wins at the Macau Grand Prix - a record at Macau. - Won Isle of Man TT Zero in 2011 and 2012. - 1st to lap over 100mph on an electric bike. - 1st to hit over 200mph in a road race.
The Rutter dynastyTony Rutter and his son Michael have both enjoyed huge success on Ducati v-twins. Rutter an amazing talent. He won two British titles riding Yamaha two-stroke twinsLike father. Like son. Both have made their name on the Italian v-twins. Tony won and was the man to beat week-in, week out on British short circuits.But he really hitfour World TTF2 titles for the Bologna factory. Michael has been a major player in the headlines once he started racing Ducatis.the British Superbike championship with Ducatis at various times in his career. Tony
Sponsor testimonials“Michael is without doubt an exceptional talent and “If there is one name that is synonymous with “I have found Michael to be one of the most responsivea wonderful ambassador for the sport. As a sponsor, motorcycle racing fans it’s the ‘Rutter’ name, whether and attentive guys in the paddock to work with duringI welcome every opportunity to see Michael wearing it be the British Championship, the Isle of Man TT 2012. I have been in touch with many people viamy logo and his standing and professionalism within or the North West 200. Since 2005 Black Horse has recommendation from Michael, he also always passesmotorbike racing certainly gives my brand a boost. I’ve been sponsoring Michael Rutter. With Michael it is not on leads to other sponsors who have personallythoroughly enjoyed working with him.” just about sponsoring one of the most popular and contacted me and business has been conducted iconic British racers who will represent and promote from those leads which is a real unexpected bonusAndy Baldwin, Rapid Solicitors your Brand to the highest level , it’s also about an in relation to our sponsorship. I would like to thank association with a true talent who is enthusiastic Michael for his professionalism and reciprocal support and accessible to customers, always happy to sign during 2012 and we look forward to working with him autographs and chat to clients and is someone who is again during 2013. genuinely pleased to be associated with your business. Gordon Hannen Brand exposure with Michael is always high due to his Regional Operations Manager, Vauxhall Motors huge popularity both with race fans and the media. Black Horse is the leading Motorcycle Finance provider in the UK it is a privilege to be associated with one of the leading road and track racers of our time.“ Dave Macey. Blackhorse Finance.“Our afﬁliation with Michael started in 2009 and has “Sponsoring Michael over 10 years has certainly “We were a sponsor for Michael for the ﬁrst time thiscontinued to grow ever since. He provides an excellent helped develop awareness and foster customer season, having never done any sponsorship before.platform, which we use to grow public recognition for relations through race-meeting hospitality. Michael He could not have done any more professionally toour products. Michael’s professionalism and track is a consummate professional - a humble and highly ensure we were happy with our logo presence and hassuccess is commensurate with our own standards.” likeable talent who really knows his craft. He brings a genuinely been a pleasure to work with. We’ve also rare blend of competitive focus and people skills to a enjoyed terriﬁc personal experiences and opportunitiesMatt & Tim Batham, Bathams. tough, yet very glamorous profession.“ for the proﬁle of the company, and would not hesitate to sponsor him again.” Phil Crocker, Director of WW Channels Marketing, Isilon Systems - an EMC Company. Glennis Toms, Employers Aide Ltd
British Superbike Championships (BSB)The most spirited and aggressive races in the Superbike championships.- Coverage by Eurosport reaches around 10 million homes in the UK.- Coverage also by ITV and ITV4- Overseas audience of 44 million households, across 61 countries.- Minimum of 128 hours of live and 66 hours of highlights coverage per season in the UK, plus Video on Demand and online clips.Audience proﬁle- 65% aged 18 to 39* - 69% own 1 or more motorcycles- 58% ABC1 with 75% - 76% own 1 or more being male credit cards- 92% own 1 or more cars
Isle of Man TTExperience the spectacle and danger of one of the last, truly great sporting challenges.- 80k spectators on the island, with 652k TV viewing audience at its peak.- 30 hours of top TV media coverage.- TT featured in stories in over 50 countries worldwide including TV, radio, national press, specialist bike press and online.TT Zero emission TT - won by Michael Rutter in 2011 & 2012Michael was thrilled to be invited by Motoczysz to race their new bike. A fantastic newgeneration of racing motorcycles, aimed at accelerating the development of alternativepowered transport. Not sluggish battery bikes, but true racing bikes capable of speedsin excess of 140mph.Despite narrowly missing out on cracking the prestigious 100mph lap average in 2011,Michael returned in 2012 and took victory with a 104mph lap.
Eighth Win for Rutter - Macau GPMichael Rutter took a stunning eighth race win at 2012 Macau Grand Prix; Rutter ridingfor Jezac SMT Honda team dominated proceedings over the drama packed week andtook the overall win of the ten lap race by ﬁve seconds from nearest rival and formerteam-mate Martin Jessopp.Michael once again made the race his own and was fastest in the majority of practiceand qualifying sessions. Gently building up his pace over the week he was third in theopening practice session but was soon up to speed and putting in some good times andtopped every session for the rest of the week. The ﬁrst qualifying session was cut shortafter only ten minutes due to a serious accident. The remaining sessions were alsohindered with wet weather and delays, despite this Michael still continued to dominatethe time sheets and qualiﬁed on pole for the race.“I’m over the moon to have gone into the record books again with win number eight;I really enjoy coming here and hope I can continue for a few more years yet. I’d like tothank all my loyal sponsors for supporting me this year through a tough season andI’m glad I’ve been able to end the season on a high and repay them for everything theyhave done for me. Now I’m looking at ﬁnalising my plans for 2013.”
North West 200Enjoy the allure of Ireland’s largest outdoor sportingevent and one of the world’s fastest road races.- Over 100k spectators crowd the triangle circuit.- Speeds in excess of 200mph.- Coverage includes 2 hour highlights on BBC1 Northern Ireland with a peak audience of 126k.- 67k collectively watch through BBC’s iPlayer the preview and highlight programmes.This is an event that has been dominated by MichaelRutter in recent years.
Sponsorship package costs Our sponsorship offering has been scaled to allow for great brand exposure opportunities in conjunction with fantastic hospitality experiences for you and your customers. As a result, there will be a combination of main title sponsors alongside equally important secondary partners. However, we recognise the level of budget will vary so rather than setting speciﬁc sponsorship packages; we are very open to discuss the sponsorship options available based on the level of your available ﬁnancial commitment. Whatever the scale of support – our pledge is that secondary partners will not feel like poor relations and will still get a great return and experience.
The bikes The BSB bikes average more than 190bhp and are capable of reaching over 200mph. If you haven’t witnessed the atmosphere ﬁrst hand, the explosive acceleration off the line or the riders rubbing elbows at incredible speeds - then you really should! BSB has a huge following of fans who follow the championship around the UK, and that is a testament to the teams and riders who push themselves and their bikes to the limit, whilst never forgetting that they’re racing to entertain the massive crowds at the circuits. BSB is now a globally recognised brand, broadcast live throughout Europe, Asia and Australasia, with some of the world’s best riders and most prestigious manufacturers. And, above all, it’s possibly the most thrilling spectator sport on the planet!
Hospitality at the racesFor you and your customers seeking the real, exhilarating and very live race encounter,we can ensure you will have a very unique experience. To achieve this, we will workwith you either directly or with your agencies to make sure every part of your visit willcreate an ultimate day.- Paddock passes with meet and greet at the entrance- Exclusive partner suites fully hosted by a team host- Pre-race rider access- Pit garage access- B2B networking
Experiential – away from the races To increase return, we also offer experiential marketing at events and elsewhere. The nature of which depends entirely on the sponsor. Each opportunity will be assessed on an individual basis, but could include product sampling, competitions, PR association and company link-ups. Ultimately, the opportunity will be used for data capture to provide information that you can use and act upon.
To s t a r t a c o n v e r s a t i o n We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of these opportunities in more detail, so please contact us: Suzy Burr Email: email@example.com Mob: + 44 (0)7850 740 313 Duncan Gardner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: + 44 (0)7747 792113