Suzuki GB PLC is delighted to announce that it is to become title sponsor of the Aldershot-based South of England Tempest Rally due to run on 8th November 2008.

The event, to be known as the Suzuki Tempest South of England Rally, is the final round of the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup and BRC Challenge rally series as well as being part of the English Rally Championship.  The rally will continue with its unique two-wheel and four-wheel drive format which will be based at the Pegasus Village Service Area adjacent to the spectator stage at Rushmoor Arena area once again.

With Suzuki's investment, a large temporary structure will be built to centralise the event including scrutineering, wwwinistration and the after-rally party.  Indeed, it was the compact nature of the event, with the service park and adjacent spectator stage that led Suzuki to join forces with the organisers.

Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Swift Sport Cup Championship Manager Ian Phillipson said, ‘The Tempest Rally is already a great event.  We are working with the organisers to build on that and will create an event with great stages, a compact route and a party atmosphere.'  He continued, ‘The Tempest Rally is the last round of the inaugural Swift Sport Cup and we are determined to celebrate that fact.'

Tempest Rally Event Manager Barry Guess said, ‘We're delighted to have Suzuki on board.  They're putting a lot into our sport and should be commended for that.  Their help will mean we can make the event bigger and better than ever this year.'

Over the coming weeks there will be more announcements regarding other attractions and plans for the event.