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Motiva truck deal keeps tyre experts on track for race season
MOTIVA Group hit top gear to keep a company that supplies tyres for racing cars in pole position.
The contract hire specialists delivered three new tractor units, each wrapped in distinctive matt black carbon film, to Protyre Motorsport.
And the mean-looking cabs have already become a regular feature at some of the most popular race fixtures across the UK and Europe.
They were used to supply teams taking part in this summer’s British GT Championship, which concluded earlier this month, and will do so for the next two seasons as part of a deal with tyre giants Pirelli.
Shaun Chetwyn, manager of Protyre Motorsport, said: “We’re official trackside suppliers at a number of championships including the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Formula E and the Dutch Supercar series.
“We already have a fleet of trucks and vans, but our contract with Pirelli was extended to supply the British GT Championship and several smaller contracts this year and that’s why we needed the new units.
“Motiva Group are always extremely competitive, their customer service is outstanding and their back-up second to none. We’ve used them quite a lot in the past, so they were the obvious choice this time too.”
The DAF XF95 4x2 superspace cabs, each worth £90,000, were sourced from Greenhous DAF in Shrewsbury and converted, alongside the trailers, by Montracon/Hopkins Motorsport.
Paul Wainwright, general rental manager at Motiva Group, said the three-year deal extends a long-standing relationship with Protyre Motorsport – part of nationwide retailer Micheldever.
He added: “I have a working relationship with Shaun that dates back to 1998 and when I joined Motiva Group, Protyre came with me.
“We’ve been connected with the company for five years and have supplied them with several tractor units, along with 7.5 tonne boxes and hire vans, on a short-term basis.
“This is a contract which adds to the overall provision and we were happy to play our part in keeping the racing teams on track.
“The trucks and trailers were each wrapped in matt black carbon film to meet Pirelli’s specifications and they look great.”