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Should you ask for product sponsorship instead of cash?

There are plenty of benefits to getting product sponsorships, especially if it’s early on in your career. Before I touch on how to approach a company for this kind of partnership, here’s some reasoning behind the benefits with some experiences of my own.

Lessons from an Italian car launch

Despite having been on many press trips, there’s still the odd one that makes me pinch myself. My recent trip to Italy was exactly that when Abarth flew me out to Italy for the launch of the new 695 Rivale, a car launched in collaboration with Riva Yachts.

How to maximise your track-side media presence

What’s your story? What’s your personality like? What’re your goals and ambitions? Fans want to connect with you, and if you give them a reason to follow you through countless race weekends, that’s a powerful tool, especially as it puts you in a more marketable position for sponsors.

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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.

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