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•    Renault confirmed as naming rights sponsor of Knysna Hillclimb 2010

Wed 2010/08/18

Renault South Africa and The Knysna Hillclimb have confirmed that Renault will be the title sponsor of the 2010 event, to be held at the Simola Estate on from 22 to 24 October.

In a first for a local car manufacturer, Renault will also use the Hillclimb as the launch platform for several exciting new models, due for their local debut in October. This will allow the brand to actively participate in the event throughout the weekend.

“Renault has a rich heritage of participation in a broad spectrum of motorsport, as well as producing exciting performance models under the Renault Sport banner,” says Xavier Gobille, Managing Director of Renault South

“In that regard, the Knysna Hillclimb is a perfect match for the Renault and Renault Sport brands, which will be among those showcased during the event. We are looking forward to a close and mutually beneficial relationship with the Hillclimb and its organisers.  Involving public with the product we have to offer is key to our business.”

Knysna Hillclimb organiser Ian Shrosbree says the confirmation of Renault as the title sponsor of the Knysna Hillclimb is a great boost for the event. “Renault has shown a great deal of faith in the event by taking up the title sponsorship – it highlights the foresight and sporty genetics of the company.

“This ethos is a good fit for the Hillclimb which, although only into its second year, is already one of the most talked about and popular events on the motorsport calendar.”

The 2010 event has been extended to three days to accommodate the large number of entries, which will once again cater for modern, exotic, racing, classic and historic cars. Diarise 22 – 24 October 2010.

Activities during the weekend include a golf day, a parade of the race cars through town, a classic car display and a gasoline alley merchandising area. For more information please visit