Wilkinson Secures Long-Term Debut Season Sponsors

Soon after announcing his 2017 motor racing debut, Leeds racer Ollie Wilkinson heads to the season-opening Ginetta GT5 Challenge rounds at Oulton Park this weekend with the invaluable backing of two long-term sponsors – IntechnologyWiFi and My Possible Self.

“It is fantastic to go into the first event of the season with the vital long-term support of IntechnologyWiFi and My Possible Self,” said Ollie. “To have the backing of two leading Yorkshire companies means everything to me. It would not be possible to make my motorsport dream come true without them and I look forward to building a long and winning partnership together.”

Headquartered in Harrogate, IntechnologyWiFi delivers innovative WiFi infrastructure to towns and cities bringing the “smart city” concept to life. The company’s expertise in delivering High Density WiFi solutions into a city makes it completely unique in its field, starting with free blanket WiFi and a ‘City App’ allowing users to get online any time whilst visiting or living in the town or city.

Intechnology Wifi is currently rolling this solution out to 12 major towns and cities including Edinburgh, Windsor, Maidenhead and Watford with a further 15 cities in the pipeline. With over 30 years of technology innovation and unrivalled in-house expertise, IntechnologyWiFi really is the only choice.

Intechnology WiFi CEO, Natalie Duffield commented: “We’re delighted to be supporting Ollie as he embarks on what we’re sure will be a dream career and wish him all the best for the season ahead. The fast-paced excitement of motorsport brings people together and breaks boundaries, drawing diverse and engaged audiences. We can draw a lot of parallels with our own work to provide high-speed wireless connectivity to millions plus the potential of providing wireless connectivity to motorsport stadia and events also represents an attractive new market for us.”

My Possible Self, which has been delivering emotional health and wellbeing services since 2009, is launching a digital self-help programme that its founders believe will have a revolutionary impact on the 15million people who suffer from mental health issues in the UK. The award-winning company is using content licensed from the world-renowned Black Dog Institute in Australia which is clinically proven to reduce anxiety, stress and mild-to-moderate depression. My Possible Self’s promotional partnership with Ollie Wilkinson Racing will provide a diverse awareness-raising and promotional platform ahead of the official app launch this summer.

Joanne Wilkinson, founder of My Possible Self, said: “My Possible Self is all about helping individuals to discover and develop their true potential. We believe that our sponsorship of Ollie Wilkinson Racing will help this talented young man to fulfil his dream as a racing driver and realise his own true potential.

“Motorsport has a global TV audience of more than 400million people, one in four of whom will experience a mental health problem this year. We are delighted to have this opportunity to raise awareness of My Possible Self as a clinically proven solution for mental health and wellbeing issues and make a positive difference to people’s lives.”

Ollie will proudly feature comprehensive branding from his key partners on his Optimum Motorsport Ginetta G40 from the start of his 2017 campaign at Oulton Park on Easter Monday. Despite starting his first season of competition with just one impressive race performance to his credit, Ollie has big ambitions of climbing the sportscar ranks to one day compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the backing of two high-profile partners, the 20-year-old Yorkshireman is already developing a solid grounding for success.

Wilkinson’s dream journey begins on Easter Monday, 17th April, with the first three rounds of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge taking place at Oulton Park, Cheshire. Qualifying takes place at 08:30 and is followed by three intense 20-minute races at 10:30, 13:35 and 17:55. For further event and ticket information visit www.oultonpark.co.uk

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