Mark Steel, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pall-Ex, will undertake a new challenge in 2018 as he turns his first laps in competitive motor racing. Mark will compete in the Vokswagen Racing Cup with motorsport outfit Slidesports, in a Pall-Ex branded VW Golf.
Slidesports, based in Hixon, Staffordshire, has 20 years’ experience in motorsports, taking silverware in both the VW Cup and VAG Trophy. It also competes in sportscar events, fielding Pall-Ex backed David Fairbrother in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and 24H Series across the globe.
“I have no illusions it will be a steep learning curve,” said Steel. “But I am going out there to enjoy myself and learn as much as I can. I have enjoyed watching motorsport, especially the progress of the Slidesports Pall-Ex Carrera Cup cars and cannot wait to climb behind the wheel myself. With the team’s success and experience racing VW cars it made perfect sense to work with them in my debut season.”
Mark will compete in selected rounds of the 2018 Vokswagen Racing Cup, which consists of 16 rounds over eight events, including a visit to the famous Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Volkswagen Racing Cup is one on the most inclusive championships in motorsport, featuring drivers racing for the first time as well as those honing their skills before moving on to professional racing roles.
Pall-Ex, founded in 1996 by Hilary Devey CBE, is a multi-award-winning international logistics business based in Ellistown, Leicestershire. It provides reliable and cost-effective palletised freight distribution across the UK.
Drivers Announced so far:
Tim Docker – Volkswagen Scirocco - Maximum Motorsport
Simon Walton – Audi TT – SlideSports
Owen Walton – Audi TT – SlideSports
Mark Steel – Golf - SlideSports
Tony Prendergast – Volkswagen Scirocco - JWB Motorsport