Reigning champion squad VX Racing and driver Tom Onslow-Cole will greet the public at HiQ’s Grays store in Essex this Thursday night (27 March) for a fun evening of motor sport ahead of the weekend’s opening HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship rounds at the nearby Brands Hatch circuit.
VXR will have on display one of its BTCC title-winning Vauxhall Vectra VXRs. Onslow-Cole will sign autographs and he and his team will also take part in a question and answer session.
As well, ten pairs of Brands Hatch BTCC tickets will be up for grabs and touring car race game simulators provided for fans to play on. HiQ will even lay on a barbeque for those attending*.
The event will run from 6.30pm-8.30pm. HiQ’s store is on London Road, Grays with parking available in the nearby Morrisons supermarket car park.
HiQ’s Neil Burrows said: “Our HiQ centre will have a real carnival atmosphere, featuring some electric sights and sounds. We want as many people as possible to come and soak it up."
HiQ’s title sponsorship of the BTCC – agreed for the next three years – will play a key role in promoting the company’s ambitious programme of development which is set to change the way ‘fast fit’ is delivered in the UK. HiQ is a sister company to Dunlop, which has backed the BTCC since 2005 as title sponsor. Dunlop is continuing as official tyre supplier to the BTCC.
Burrows added: “HiQ has begun an ambitious programme, not only to simply change the look of its centres, but make a fundamental change to the way fast fit is delivered in the UK. Partnering with the country’s biggest motor sport championship will help us communicate with our target audience and promote the scale of the investment in the HiQ network.”
* On a first come first served basis