Bennetts end BSB sponsorship.

Bennetts has confirmed it has ended its title sponsorship for the British Superbike Championship.

The motorcycle insurance company, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK, has leant its support to the series for the last four years, but have decided not to renew their contract with MotorSport Vision ahead of the 2009 season.

Claiming that they are working on 'new exciting projects', Bennetts director Paul Galligan is satisfied to have brought their agreement to an end after four successful years together

"Bennetts has a reputation for leading the bike insurance market. Following four successful years as title sponsors we have decided to focus on other new exciting projects, which we'll be announcing due course. We have really enjoyed our time as title sponsors and our involvement with the teams and riders.

"I wish MSVR and everyone involved with British Superbikes all the best and hope that the Championship continues to be successful."

It so far isn't clear who will take up the mantle of title sponsor for the series for 2009.

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Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
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Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Carrie mathews - Unregistered

January 14, 2009 12:59 PM

I'm sure they spent million over the last four years on Moto GP, WorldSBK and of course BSB, it's done alot for Bennetts, everyone knows who they are now but as you say that no one is safe from the effects of this dreadful credit crunch. It'll make raising sponsorship almost impossible for teams, riders/drivers and championships, it'll be very interesting to see who will grasp the nettle and start spending when others are holding back, very interesting.

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