Volvo Construction Equipment’s distributor in GB, SMT GB are to partner with leading construction companies, Ashcourt Group, East Coast Construction and Burdens, in sponsoring top rider, Lee Johnston, in his 2019 racing bid.
Three-time TT podium finisher, Lee Johnston, has gained another sponsor for this year’s Isle of Man race under the Ashcourt Racing banner. SMT GB is the distributor of Volvo Construction Equipment in GB and is joining a line-up of other construction companies to support Johnston who won the TT Privateer’s Trophy in 2013.
David Munns, Sales Director at SMT, says: “As leaders in our field, we recognize excellence where we see it and we think Lee Johnston’s determined spirit deserves support. Our valued customers, Ashcourt Group, asked us to join with them in sponsoring Team Ashcourt as we have a close relationship - we are delighted to support them and Lee.”
Despite some spills and injury setbacks of previous seasons, Johnston has reverted to privateer status this year, an environment in which he flourishes. He says, “I’m really excited about 2019 and it feels great to have the fire in my belly again as I’ve got some fantastic sponsors behind me.”
For more information on Ashcourt Racing, go to ashcourtracing.com.
SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed Customer Support Centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.