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JVCKENWOOD named event presenting partner of WTCC Race of Japan

JVCKENWOOD named event presenting partner of WTCC Race of Japan

18/10/2017 12:00

Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, is delighted to announce JVCKENWOOD as the Event Presenting Partner of WTCC Race of Japan next week during a very momentous period for an important member of the WTCC family.

*Milestone period for famous brands: JVC turns 90, Kenwood is 70
*Long-term member of WTCC family to enjoy promotional and marketing benefits
*Twin Ring Motegi hosts FIA World Touring Car Championship for third time

JVC is celebrating 90 years in 2017, while KENWOOD marked 70 years last December, making it fitting that one of the most open and exciting WTCC seasons for nearly a decade coincides with two significant milestones for a long-standing Official Series Partner of this prestigious world championship.

The partnership between Eurosport Events and JVCKENWOOD – the global manufacturer specialised in electronics and entertainment products – spans nine years, while the championship’s third visit to Twin Ring Motegi, scheduled for 27-29 October, is highly anticipated as the WTCC title battle builds to a thrilling climax. Some eight drivers are in contention for the coveted crown, while Honda and Volvo Polestar are engaged in a dramatic fight to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers.

François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, said: “JVCKENWOOD has been an integral partner of the WTCC since 2009 and we’re delighted the championship is helping to celebrate two landmark occasions. While we are delighted JVCKENWOOD remains a long-standing Official Series Partner of the WTCC, we’re also thrilled to welcome JVCKENWOOD as the Event Presenting Partner of WTCC Race of Japan and we hope it’s a successful alliance for all involved.”

As Event Presenting Partner of WTCC Race of Japan, JVCKENWOOD will enjoy a number of promotional benefits and branding opportunities, while company officials and guests will savour the WTCC experience through an on-site VIP attendance programme at Twin Ring Motegi, an exciting venue located 145 kilometres north of the capital Tokyo.

Furthermore, selected World Touring Cars are equipped with state-of-the-art KENWOOD radio communication equipment to enable the broadcasting of pit-to-car transmissions. This has proved to be of particular interest to fans watching live coverage of the Manufacturers Against the Clock (WTCC MAC3) team time trial. With strategy a key focus, audible instructions to drivers from the pit wall will significantly enhance the viewer experience of this exciting initiative.

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