The Bermuda Karting Club’s continued resurgence has gone up a gear after securing a $25,000 deal with the fuel distributor Rubis.

The two-year sponsorship of the club and the street side of the Bermuda Motorsports Park will go towards safety barriers and “making the track a better experience for spectators”.

Former club president Jason North said: “We’re really pleased to have Rubis come on board. It’s a great opportunity for our facility, and the sponsorship is something we’ve been working towards for a year and a half.

“Hopefully, it helps to bring in other sponsors and helps to grow our sport in Bermuda. It’s a two-year deal and they have first option on renewing — hopefully, they like what they see.

“All of us karters use fuel ... so [the deal] was a no-brainer.”

President Scott Barnes said safety is the priority, with the new-look track set to be rolled out for the start of the new season on September 25.

“It’s huge for us,” Barnes said. “They have shown faith in what we’re doing and this is an opportunity for us to keep growing.”

Graham Redford, the managing director of Rubis Energy Bermuda Ltd, said: “I am very pleased that we are able to continue to support the Bermuda Karting Club.

 

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