Performance silicone hose world-leader, Samco Sport, has been confirmed as the main supporter of Castle Combe Circuit’s Hot Hatch Challenge race series – now dubbed the ‘Samco Sport Hot Hatch Challenge’ – for the 2019 season.

Known for supplying range-topping hose solutions for cars, bikes and race machinery across the globe, the South Wales-based firm was confirmed as sponsor of the relatively new championship today at the Autosport International event held at Birmingham’s NEC.

Samco Sport has worked closely alongside the Wiltshire racetrack for countless years, attending the vast majority of its events and meetings with its quality parts also readily available through the circuit’s on-site motorsport shop, Merlin Motorsport.

Launching in 2017, the Hot Hatch Challenge is now entering its third successful year with six race dates already confirmed. Always attracting large grids and being home to some of the most competitive racing in the country thanks to numerous classes, it’s also been announced that a new R53 MINI category will be added for 2019 to add to the excitement.

Phil Dowling, Samco Sport’s Brand Manager, commented from the circuit’s stand at Autosport International where the announcement was made. “Samco Sport is proud to be sponsoring the Hot Hatch Challenge and working closely with Castle Combe Circuit in the forthcoming year. Hot hatches have been an integral part of Samco Sport since the early days of the brand. Roll on round one!”

“Samco Sport has always been synonymous with performance cars, making it a hugely relevant company to have on board for the Hot Hatch Challenge.” Tom Davis, Castle Combe’s Head of Sales and Marketing, said. “The company has also confirmed it will have a presence at some of the circuit’s 2019 Action Days like Spring Action Day, JDMCombe and Rallyday, so we highly recommend you go and have a chat to the friendly team if you spot them, or check out their website.”

John Granger of Merlin Motorsport was also on-hand to give his thoughts on the quality of Samco Sport’s products. “With fully bespoke options available, they’re simply the best in the business. Merlin is always there to offer help, advice and custom hose solutions to any potential Samco customers.”


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