Anassis Racing announced MiWay Insurance as the new title sponsor of the Anassis Superbike Team that will compete in the 2017 SuperGP Champions Trophy season. The Pretoria-based team is widely regarded as South Africa’s most successful superbike team, with an average of one championship win per year, 12 wins and 26 podium finishes.
The first SuperGP Championship Trophy race weekend kicks off on 24 March in Cape Town, where Anassis Racing will again be the team to beat. The owner of Anassis Racing, Brad Anassis, expressed delight at the formation of this new partnership. “Signing MiWay Insurance as title sponsor is a huge accomplishment for us. We are thrilled that in the current economic climate, we have the backing of a super brand like MiWay. Our team can’t wait to paint the tracks cerise”, said Anassis.
Nthabiseng Moloi, Head of Marketing & Brand at MiWay Insurance, echoed Anassis’s sentiments. “It’s an honour for MiWay to be associated with such a successful South African racing team and to be part of what we believe will be a great season not only for Anassis Racing but for South African racing fans as well. This is an ideal opportunity for MiWay to be part of a growing sport and help showcase local talent”.
Reigning champion, Adolf Boshoff, remains part of this successful team and will defend his Super600 title joined by a rookie rider, Dino Iozzo. “This will be the year that determines his path in racing,” said Anassis. “Adolf is one of the biggest talents that have come through the ranks, and we see great things ahead for him.”
Team ace, Clint Seller, will return to his MiWay Racing, Anassis prepared Yamaha R1 to reclaim his SuperGP title from 2015. The most successful rider in the past 20 years has built up an incredible list of achievements since he joined the team in 2011. With 4 National titles, 50 wins and 75 podiums in 91 starts, he is the main title contender for the grand prize at the end of the year.
Superbike fans around the country will have the opportunity to win a MiWay sponsored Yamaha R1 Superbike or an Indian Scout over the course of the SuperGP Championship Trophy season. “Together with Anassis racing, we look forward to travelling to each hosting city to bring fun, excitement and lots of entertainment to ardent superbike spectators”, concludes Moloi.
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