ODYSSEY® Battery Powers Team BRIT
ODYSSEY® Battery from EnerSys® has been announced as an official sponsor of Team BRIT, the motor racing team aiming to make history by becoming the first all-disabled team to compete in the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race.
The partnership will see ODYSSEY® Battery provide high-tech kit, technical support and sponsorship to Team BRIT, 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 will take part in the Britcar Championship at Silverstone this weekend (3 July), where drivers will compete in its Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the Endurance Category and its two BMWs in the Trophy Category.
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 further information, please contact Linda Kelly at Linda@lindakellypr.com or 07855 742 538.
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ABOUT ODYSSEY® BATTERY
Backed by 25 years of industry experience and expertise, non-spillable and virtually maintenance-free, ODYSSEY® batteries provide twice the power and triple the life of conventional lead acid designs. Manufactured by EnerSys®, ODYSSEY® batteries are used around the globe for a wide range of applications including automotive, truck, powersports, marine, recreational vehicles (RVs), heavy duty and fleet vehicles. For more information about ODYSSEY batteries, visit www.eu.odysseybattery.com.
EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
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