High Performance in Hand Protection’ program goes International
Earlier this week, the international racing team Peugeot Sports Turkey announced that it will partner with Ansell to participate in the rally IRC Series (Intercontinental Rally Challenge) organized by Eurosport Events with the first and only lady team in IRC; national athletes, Burcu Cetinkaya and Cicek Guney.
For the upcoming IRC Series, Peugeot Sport Turkiye is partnering with Ansell as its high performing partner in Hand protection. Ansell will feature between a series of other high performing brands as there are Turkish Airlines, Total, Yokohama, Red Bull, Gefco, Peugeot Finance, KS Tools and OMP. The team is also receiving the full support of the Turkish Council of Secretary of promotion, from State Minister Hayati Yazici.
Peugeot Sport Turkiye, and Ansell, will start with the home event, WRC Rally of Turkey (April 15-18) and follow in order Sardegna-Italy, Ypres-Belgium, Acores-Portugal, Madeira-Portugal, Barum-Czech Republic, San Remo-Italy, Rally of Scotland-UK, doing 8 rallies in total. IRC events will be broadcasted live, reaching 116 million households over 59 countries.
Ansell rally partner : High performance in Hand Protection
Ansell’s partnership with Burcu Cetinkaya and Cicek Guney started almost 3 years ago. The interest by Ansell into racing is induced by the company’s intent to promote the use of appropriate hand protection solutions all over. Still today, over 65% of all workers globally are not wearing the appropriate hand protection. If they are wearing protective gloves at all.
"Whilst promoting the use of appropriate hand protection by high performing service and mechanics teams such as the Peugeot Sports Turkey team during regional, national and international rally championships, we are convinced that we can contribute to reverse that trend", says Werner Heintz, sVP and Regional Director of Ansell EMEA.
"Moreover, as an organisation, Ansell is constantly seeking to invest in developing young talent over a longer period of time, turning them into high performers. Having started this partnership with Burcu Cetinkaya years ago, Ansell, thru its partnership with with Peugeot Sports Turkey team, is determined to take things to the next level, and follow this highly talented female driver team on their way to even more victories", he continues.
The Peugeot 207 Super 2000 carrying the Ansell brand will start first at home, between 15-18 of April.