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Sponsorship Bootcamp

Sponsorship Bootcamp

The Sponsorship Bootcamp is designed to teach you the basics of searching for sponsorship. If you’re new to the search, this is the best place to start. It’s a beginner’s course that will take you through defining your offering, researching potential sponsors, writing the pitch and following up. Sign up here.

sponsorship email templates

Email templates

If you’re struggling to write a pitch email to a potential sponsor, these email templates will help. They’ll take you through a number of email templates designed to get the attention of a sponsor, keep them interested, follow up and close the deal. All you have to do is copy and paste. Find out more here.

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Free guide to local PR

PR is so important for any racing career. Learning the basics of picking up local media coverage is a fantastic place to start as it’ll set you up for wider coverage in the future, as well as introduce you to potential new sponsors. Don’t miss out on this valuable tool. Download your guide here.


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The latest from the Racing Mentor blog and podcast

Why the grid girl debate is far more complex than we think

I find this argument about grid girls very tricky and I don’t think it’s as simple as yes we should have them or no we shouldn’t. I recently spoke about it on BBC radio and I think the host wanted me to take a stance one way or the other but I couldn't....

Looking back on 2017

This year was my first full year running Racing Mentor and it’s been an absolute blast. Coaching drivers, creating courses and writing articles about motorsport sponsorship, careers, PR and journalism fits so wonderfully into my jet-setting lifestyle that I couldn’t have hoped for more from the business.

Jess Shanahan

Team Boss, PR, Journalist and Mentor

“One of my greatest joys is to see drivers get on track, appear in the press and have the backing to follow their dreams.”

Jess is available for one-on-one mentoring to help you bring in more sponsorship to fund your racing career whether you’re a club driver, about to step up to GT racing or see Formula One as your end goal.

She’s a racing team boss, motoring journalist and PR having worked with the likes of Rebecca Racer, Team Hard, Motorsport Days and more.

One-on-one coaching

For driver serious about taking their career to the next level, I offer sponsorship coaching, media training and mentoring. These are tailored to you and each session is different based on your needs.

Whether you are looking to move from karting to cars, need to take the next step up the ladder, or have been offered a unique opportunity that you need to raise funds for, coaching can help.

I also offer media training sessions, ongoing text and email support, proposal reviews and sponsorship pack design.

Find out more here.

“The coaching was one of the best things we have done, as it has given us all a boost of confidence in how to approach people and businesses.”

Lewis Galer

Racing driver

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