Manx Gas and Manx Telecom join forces in TT sponsorship

Teaming Up: From left, Andy Faragher, of A&J Racing; Klaus Klaffenbock, Dan Sayle, David Smith, marketing director Manx Telecom; Ryan Farquhar, Sandor Bitter, Robert Gardner, engineering manager Manx Gas; and Manx Gas managing director Tony Nicholls

Teaming Up: From left, Andy Faragher, of A&J Racing; Klaus Klaffenbock, Dan Sayle, David Smith, marketing director Manx Telecom; Ryan Farquhar, Sandor Bitter, Robert Gardner, engineering manager Manx Gas; and Manx Gas managing director Tony Nicholls

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A MAN who admits he is looking forward to some ‘fantastic racing’ at this year’s TT festival after living in the Caribbean is David Smith, marketing director of Manx Telecom, who only joined the company in February.

The telecommunications and internet provider has this year joined forces with headline sponsor Manx Gas in giving additional sponsorship for a strong road race team which includes high profile riders Klaus Klaffenbock, Dan Sayle and Ryan Farquhar.

Mr Smith who, prior to joining Manx Telecom, held a senior marketing role with Cable & Wireless in the Caribbean said: ‘Manx Telecom is delighted to be involved with this year’s TT.

‘We are extremely committed to the island and its community, hence our support and sponsorship of a number of key events throughout the year.’

Welcoming Manx Telecom’s support sponsorship Gary Cregeen, sales and marketing manager of Manx Gas, said: ‘We are delighted to have a major company such as Manx Telecom alongside us in supporting top riders who are taking part in what is recognised as the world’s greatest road race event.’

Ryan Farquhar has announced that Hungarian racer Sandor Bitter will join his KMR Kawasaki team for this year’s TT making him the third member of the team for the 2011 season. Race veteran Adrian Archibald had already signed up.

Ryan said: ‘It’s a good move for all and will give the team and sponsors a lot more exposure while also giving Sandor a tremendous opportunity and experience that he’ll greatly benefit from.’

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