ODYSSEY® Battery from EnerSys® has been announced as an official sponsor of Team BRIT.
The partnership will see ODYSSEY® Battery provide high-tech kit, technical support and sponsorship to the team, whose disabled drivers use the world’s most advanced hand control technology to compete on equal terms against their able-bodied rivals. The high-performance premium battery brand will also support Team BRIT’s Racing Academy, which is designed to help make motorsport more accessible to people with physical and psychological challenges through grassroots coaching and mentoring.
Providing twice the power and three times the life of conventional batteries, ODYSSEY® batteries will play a key part in Team BRIT’s performance as the drivers prepare for their biggest year yet. All Team BRIT’s racing cars will be powered by ODYSSEY® batteries, which are engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology to deliver virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting power.
Team BRIT’s season is well under way, with drivers competing in the fourth round of the Britcar Championship at Silverstone this weekend (3rd / 4th July). Drivers will compete in its Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the Endurance Category and its two BMWs in the Trophy Category. The team hopes to continue the fantastic success already achieved, with GT4 drivers Bobby Trundley and Aaron Morgan securing silverware in every race so far.
Race Engineer, Al Locke, has used ODYSSEY® batteries as the team’s preferred battery for some time and the premium brand was quick to join the army of partners getting behind the team this year when asked for support.
Al Locke explains, “We compete in endurance racing, so reliability is key. In my experience, there is no battery more reliable than an ODYSSEY® battery. They’re consistent, they’re unaffected by temperature, they work.
“Racing weight is also hugely important and using ODYSSEY® batteries saves us crucial kilos as they’re so lightweight. They’re the best in the business so I was incredibly grateful when the ODYSSEY® Battery team offered to support us this year. Already their enthusiasm and passion for what we’re doing is clear. They’ve provided top of the range kit for our season, along with technical advice whenever we need it.
“To have ODYSSEY® Battery on board as partners is phenomenal and we’re looking forward to doing them proud on the track this year.”
Derek Tyrer, Senior Marketing Manager at EnerSys said: “As a brand so widely used in the world of motorsport and transportation, it makes perfect sense for ODYSSEY® Battery to support Team BRIT as the drivers continue to make their mark on the track.”
“Team BRIT’s drivers have all overcome some tough challenges as individuals and their determination is exceptional. Team BRIT really is the most inspirational team in motorsport and we’re delighted to back the team’s mission to embrace diversity and help make the sport more accessible. We wish Team BRIT every success this season as the drivers build on their impressive list of achievements.”
ODYSSEY® batteries, unlike others, provide the capability of two batteries in one – providing massive cranking power while giving superb deep cycle capacity to keep everything running in the most extreme conditions. The rugged, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction and non-spillable design protects against high-impact shock and mechanical vibration, helping to provide longer service life for motorsport and high-demand applications on and off road.
Backed by an industry-leading warranty, ODYSSEY® batteries feature up to a 10-year service life and can be stored at room temperature for over two years without the need for charging or maintenance.
Just some of the reasons why ODYSSEY® batteries are used by some of the top racing teams around the world!
For more information about ODYSSEY batteries, visit www.eu.odysseybattery.com.