January 6 2016.

Following a successful opening season in the paddock, Motorcycle Trader 2016 Industry Award winner R&G has announced that it will return for a second season as Official Supplier to the MCE British Superbike Championship. The move will again see a Paddock Support Unit servicing the entire paddock, a public presence in the retail area, the popular R&G Rookies’ Trophy, plus additional branding around the circuits.

The continuation of Official Supplier status to the MCE British Superbike Championship will see the R&G Paddock Support Unit at all 12 rounds of the Series, providing a one-stop shop for teams across Superbike and the varied support classes looking for essential crash protection products. Not just aimed at racers, spectators will also be able to purchase a full range of R&G products from the Bikers Wear stand in the main retail section at each circuit.

In addition to the Paddock Support service, R&G will see additional branding across the circuit for 2016, alongside the return of the popular R&G Rookies’ Trophy. Open to all riders competing in their first full season in any of the classes that make up MCE BSB, the Trophy has been developed to promote the efforts of new talent.

With testing ahead of the 2016 season beginning shortly, R&G will again be sponsoring numerous teams across the blue-riband Superbike class and entire support paddock, with the full list of 2016 competitors being announced soon. The Hampshire-based company will also be sponsoring the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup, whilst a new R&G-branded event, based around the Company’s racing involvement, will be announced in due course.

MCE BSB Series Director, Stuart Higgs, commented: "We’re very pleased to have R&G back with us for the 2016 season. They’re a globally recognised brand, focused on protecting motorcycles which in turn not only helps save riders and teams money but also time, allowing them to get back on track as soon as possible.”

We are working on some interesting additional ideas for our partnership alongside the Rookies’ Trophy, which certainly threw up some interesting results last season!”

R&G UK Sales Manager Alan Garrett added “2015 was a fantastic season for us. Alongside being the Official Supplier to the Series, we enjoyed considerable success across our R&G teams in the paddock – including taking three Championship titles. We’re very excited to be coming back even bigger in 2016; the Championship is one of the strongest race series in the world and we’re delighted to be further strengthening our partnership. Racing is at the core of what we do, and allows us to continue to develop and expand our product ranges.”

For race and ACU support enquiries contact Alan Garrett, UK Sales Manager on 01420 89007 or alan.garrett@rg-racing.com