About Real Racing
Driver Wayne Lockey has a proven record of success with many wins and lap records to his name. With Mark Sayers having been on board for the last 4 seasons, we were hoping for a long run of racing together. They have had numerous top ten finishes both at the TT and the Southern 100, on short circuit, they had gained championship wins and high placings in many other races.
Mark has left the team for this years season and we are sad to see him go, so now we are making temporary plans for this years racing and we will set solid grounds for next year.
The two major races on the Isle of Man will be the main focus of Real Racing’s 2018 season and both the TT and Southern 100 benefit from extensive TV and Radio coverage. ITV 4 will once again be showing race highlights of the TT during race week and it’s expected that Eurosport will show the Southern 100.
Wayne’s outstanding showing in the last year’s races where he battled with the leading pack throughout, meant that he featured regularly on Eurosport’s footage in a programme that was broadcast shortly after the meeting.
TV footage from the TT is shown World wide, in keeping with the International flavour of the event, and it’s been estimated that the TT has been seen in a billion households across 140 countries.
All major racing on the Isle of Man is broadcast live on Manx Radio and made available online reaching a global audience.
Real Racing’s exploits will be followed by a photojournalist from Gloucestershire’s two daily papers, which between them reach homes throughout the county and are seen by upwards of 200,000 people. There is also the possibility of coverage in the national fortnightly publication BSN which specialises in the coverage of motor cycle racing throughout Britain and abroad.
Last but definitely not least, motor cycle racing has a strong spectator following, especially at the Isle of Man, where upwards of 30,000 visitors are expected. The Southern 100 has become hugely popular with rapidly increasing visitor numbers and is now one of the most important races on the sidecar calendar.
The potential exists for huge advertising exposure via TV, Radio, Print Media and event spectators. Like all forms of motor sport, performance costs money. Helping Wayne find the extra performance needed to compete with the best in the business is where your help as a potential backer will be needed.
Sidecar racing is an exciting, unusual and above all, friendly sport and the outfits have plenty of fairing space on which company names and brands can be displayed.
Real Racing’s plans for 2018 will be centred on the Isle of Man TT once again, where Wayne will hope to build on previous experience and hopefully improve on last year’s top ten finishes in what is now arguably the most famous race in the World. Wayne will also return to the Southern 100, the scene of his finest hour in pure road racing where he had two podium finishes with Mark in 2017. He undoubtedly has the talent to compete with the best on the roads but needs the right backing to help fulfil his potential.
On the short circuits, the plan for this year is minimal, Wayne intends to complete enough races to qualify for the TT and the rest of the entries will be predominantly for testing and hopefully gaining the knowledge for which we can move forward next season!! Wayne will be up against some of the cream of sidecar racers, a spot which he has proven he belongs, we hope to find an experienced full time passenger to share this exciting and first class team to race with us.