Laguna Motorcycles is the largest multi franchise motorcycle dealer in the SE of England. Having been involved in a number of projects and fund raising events to assist injured UK Service personnel in recent years, including an event organised by the now True Heroes Racing Founder and Team Manager, they were delighted to support the team when approached. Since 2013 they have provided True Heroes Racing with the motorcycles that the team have competed on in the Triumph Triple Challenge and the Ducati TriOptions Cup at the British Superbike Championships.
After hearing about what True Heroes Racing were trying to achieve Apps IT, widely recognised as one of the top providers of Oracle IT recruitment services in Europe, wanted to help long term. They have always been strong supporters and the relationship has grown and Apps IT are now substantial long term financial sponsors of the team.
Veterans of War
When Denise and Lee, co-founders of the UK military charity “Veterans of War”, discovered what Murray was achieving with True Heroes Racing, Denise remembered fondly him helping her raise funds before he was injured and wanted to help. Since the 2014 racing season, “Veterans of War” has been a significant supporter and financial sponsor of the True Heroes Racing team.
Plastics Express have been a supporter and significant financial sponsor of True Heroes Racing since it’s original formation in 2012. Without their significant support, especially in the early days, True Heroes Racing would not have achieved what it has to date.
Uniflair is a leading provider of precision air conditioning solutions. For many years they have seen the benefits of having a brand presence within UK motorcycle racing paddocks. When in 2014, they heard about and were introduced to True Heroes Racing they wanted to be involved and support this unique team, and for 2015 Uniflair has become a key financial sponsor.
AutoChips & Dent Care
Long established and well respected specialist in car body repair, AutoChips & Dent Care of Hereford, were only too pleased to support True Heroes Racing. Since 2014 they have been responsible for providing the team with the professional quality paint work the team have had on all their race motorcycles.
After meeting True Heroes Racing during the latter part of the 2014 race season, Speedy Fasteners really want to be a part of this unique team. A leading supplier of motorcycle fasteners, for 2015 Speedy Fasteners have provided the team with a product sponsorship deal for all their race motorcycles, but to assist further they have also become a key financial sponsor of the team.
As one of Europe’s leading pioneers and innovators in environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems, as well as engineers and suppliers to the MoD and holders of a Royal Warrant to HM The Queen, Hoval Ltd is delighted to support True Heroes Racing as a key financial sponsor.
Since first being introduced to the concept of True Heroes Racing and meeting Murray, Xpress Coffee have been strong supporters of the team. They assisted in a number of areas during the formation of the team and since 2013 we are proud to be included in their “Fuelled By” riders list, which includes names in both UK and World championships. Not only do they assist with running costs for the team, but the whole team and their guests are “Fuelled By” Xpress Coffee with the loan of a professional coffee machine.
RaceTek, part of the established Encocam Group, is a relatively new race product brand in the UK market, but their products have been used extensively in the motorcycle racing world already, including at a top level in the 2014 British Superbike Championships. For 2015 they have generously provided True Heroes Racing with 3 brand new Vogue scooters for the team to use around the BSB paddock, as well as a variety of RaceTek racing products to fit to our Ducati 899 Panigale race motorcycles.
After hearing about True Heroes Racing Savage Squirrel wanted to help. As a supplier of team clothing to a number of major motorsport teams, Savage Squirrel have provided bespoke team clothing for the whole team and have produced a merchandise line available to the general public which enables people to show their support for True Heroes Racing and will hopefully raise much needed funds for the team.
After meeting and talking to members of the True Heroes Racing team at Motorcycle Live 2013, Knox MD Geoff Travell thought it only right that they sponsor the race team by providing the riders with some of the best protective equipment money can buy from their multi award winning Knox range. Since the 2014 season all our riders have been kitted out completely with Knox products, ensuring they are as well protected as possible on the race track to prevent them suffering further injuries.
RST are a well known manufacture of quality rider clothing within the motorcycle world, especially so within the BSB racing paddock, and have supported True Heroes Racing since our first full season, even modifying Murray’s one piece race suits to fit his specific needs. Since the team’s expansion in 2014 to more than one rider, RST have increased their support and now support all the True Heroes Racing riders with team and sponsor liveried race leathers and boots
A leading supplier of tools and products to the professional trades in the whole of Europe, True Heroes Racing are proud to be able to maintain and prepare our race motorcycle with a full selection of Wurth tools and products. Wurth have supported True Heroes Racing since it’s formation in 2012 and have supplied more tools and products every year since, in line with the team’s expansion.
Hifibre Race Bodywork
After seeing True Heroes Racing at the 2015 MCN London Motorcycle Show and hearing about what they’re achieving, Dave from Hifibre Race Bodywork wanted to help. For the 2015 season Hifibre Race Bodywork have generously sponsored True Heroes Racing and are providing them with the race bodywork for all the teams Ducati 899 Panigale race motorcycles.
As the official Ohlins suspension race support at the British Superbike Championships, Kais Suspension have worked with True Heroes Racing since they entered into the championships in 2012. When transferring to the Ducati TriOptions Cup for 2015, it was an obvious choice to continue the relationship we’d built up with Kais when looking for professional race suspension. Kais in return continued their support for the team by offering True Heroes Racing substantial discount on new Ohlins suspension for all their bikes.
Egerton’s Fleet Services Ltd
Egerton’s Fleet Services Ltd were introduced to True Heroes Racing by chance when the team need some urgent mobile repairs to their race truck. After one of his technicians had carried out a very professional job, Len Egerton, company director, was introduced to the team and wanted to help. Immediately, he purchased a Kliktronic gear change actuator so the team had a spare for Murray’s race bike, and also offered to maintain the teams race truck going forward and ensure we make it to race meetings all over the country.
Fuchs Silkolene is the global market leading high performance motorcycle lubricant range, which has been developed on the race track to ensure ultimate performance and protection. Since 2013 they have supplied True Heroes Racing with a whole range of their top quality products to help maintain and prepare our race motorcycles.
A leading manufacturer of motorcycle crash protection, since 2013 R&G have supported True Heroes Racing by providing the team with a full set of crash protection for their race motorcycles, this is particularly important for Murray’s motorcycle as it provides critical crash protection for the vital electrical power gear shift adaption that enables Murray to change gear.
EBC Brakes is an independently owned and managed leader in the brake market, proud of it’s customers, it’s products, it’s success and its people. They produce the largest range of brake pads and brake discs in the world, all manufactured in one of its two specialist factories in the UK and USA. When contacted by True Heroes Racing, EBC Brakes were only too pleased to offer assistance to the team and for 2015 are supplying all the teams high performance brake pad requirements.
A leading manufacturer of performance brake lines for all forms of motorsport; since 2013 HEL Performance have provided True Heroes Racing with quality stainless steel brake lines to enable the team to prepare their motorcycles for the track. They have also provided critical bespoke brake lines to enable the team to adapt motorcycles for Murray to ride with hand controls.
Kliktronic provide some of the most proven motorcycle adaptions to allow disabled people to ride and their gear change actuator system has been used by True Heroes Racing on all of Murray’s race motorcycles since forming in 2012. Kliktronic have supported True Heroes Racing by providing the team with technical support as well as products at cost price or FOC where they could.
Broadleys Personalised Gifts – Based in Yorkshire since starting in 2009, Broadleys Personalised Gifts specialise in personalised gifts for all occasions, dealing with orders small and large as well as business to business. When approached by True Heroes Racing, owner Royston wanted to help the team expand their official merchandise range and has produced additional True Heroes Racing merchandise lines for the team to help raise further much needed funds.
A leading manufacturer of fuel cells for both the motorsport and military industries, after financially assisting True Heroes Racing during their initial start up and 2012 season, Giles Dawson UK MD, was only too pleased to assist again when the team approached him for product sponsorship for 2015. For the 2015 season ATL are providing the whole team with safety critical explosion preventative fuel tank foam for all the teams race motorcycles.
After learning about True Heroes Racing, Eazi-Grip wanted to offer their help with product sponsorship of the team and have provided Eazi-Grip products to support all the team’s bikes. The Eazi-Grip products are of particular benefit to the injured riders in the True Heroes Racing team.”
After meeting the True Heroes Racing team at Brands Hatch BSB in April 2015 and learning they were not running slipper clutches on their Ducati 899 Panigale race motorcycles, Neil Spalding from Sigma Performance wanted to help the team out with this issue. He generously offered to supply the team with Sigma slipper clutches for all their race motorcycles at a heavily reduced price, along with offering technical advice and assistance where it was required.
Tag-Z is a UK motorcycle workshop tools and accessories manufacturing company based in Mid-Wales that produce a variety of rugged motorcycle products with the option of customisation. When True Heroes Racing approached them about purchasing some of the motorcycle work benches they produce to assist our injured technicians, with working on our race motorcycles, they were only too pleased to help True Heroes and their country.
For more than forty years Talon Engineering has produced some of the best wheels, hubs and sprockets on the market. They’re in-house, UK manufactured products are now sort after and exported all over the world. After being approached in 2014 Talon Engineering have supported True Heroes Racing ever since by supplying the team with reduced price sprockets for use on all their race motorcycles.
After being approached, leading UK supplier of aftermarket motorcycle screens; Skidmarx, where only too pleased to support True Heroes Racing and for 2015 have offered to provide heavily reduced price screens for the team to use on all their race motorcycles.
STP Race Products
Jon Strike, owner of STP Motorsport, is a long standing friend of Luke Smith and when he heard he was riding for True Heroes Racing he wanted to help the team. He has generously provided the team with a variety of paddock equipment, as well as linking the team with a number of his contacts which has directly led to other sponsorship deals.
UK Race Support
After being introduced to what True Heroes Racing was all about, Simon Westwood of UK Race Support offered to help the team by providing them with special discounted race products to reduce running costs for all their race bikes through the 2015 season.
Think Visual have been supporters of True Heroes Racing since it formed. They have provided the team with free bespoke graphic design services, including designing the team’s logo, race bike fairings and promotional literature.
GO&FUN ENERGY DRINKS
After hearing about True Heroes Racing from one of the team’s long term sponsors, Daniel from Go&Fun UK wanted to help support the team in some way and kindly provided some of the natural Go&Fun energy drinks for the team to have on a race weekend.
The Pedal Club
After inviting Murray to make a presentation to it’s members about his experiences and achievements, The Pedal Club members decided to make a sponsorship donation towards True Heroes Racing and the club committee generously doubled the amount donated by it’s members.
Since 2013 Novae Insurance have made annual financial donations to assist True Heroes Racing with their costs.
Since 2014 Wates Giving, the philanthropic arm of Wates Construction, have made annual financial donations to assist True Heroes Racing with their costs.
The Junction Restaurant
After meeting True Heroes Racing at a race meeting during the 2014 season, Andy King, the new owner of “The Junction” restaurant in Northumberland wanted to show his support and now raises money and collects donations at events in the restaurant to help fund the team.
Acorns Guest House
Acorns Guest House in Bristol is a stones through away from the airport, yet not underneath the flight path and so not disturbed by any of the noise. When True Heroes Racing approached Craig Chalmers, the owner, about staying and using his airport transfer and parking services when flying to Spain for testing, Craig immediately offered to support the team and offered discounted rooms and secure on site parking. The service the team received was so good we’ve returned back and will stay nowhere else whenever we’re flying out of Bristol.
Brian Evans Signs
After hearing about Murray, Brian wanted to do something to show his support for him and the whole True Heroes Racing team and created the specially painted helmet Murray wore for the latter end of the 2013 season. Taking onboard everything Murray wanted in the design he created a stunning piece of artwork. Since then he has created stunning helmet designs, year after year, for all the True Heroes Racing riders.
After meeting the True Heroes Racing team by chance at Oulton Park BSB race weekend in 2012 Dave Vout, Managing Director of Bike Systems, was taken with what the team had set out to achieve and wanted to help. He felt he could offer more than just financial sponsorship by further developing the Bike Systems’ Bike HUD, the worlds first motorcycle head up display, directly with the team to offer them a product that would assist them on track as well as helping to fund them being on track in the first place.
After meeting True Heroes Racing at the Manchester Motorcycle Show in 2014 the Barrear team wanted to help in their own special way! They provided Murray and Luke with their own professional instant, custom moulded ear plugs ready in an hour, to use when out on track. No more waiting weeks for the plugs to be posted!
Edgar Brothers is a key UK military supplier and strong supporter of the UK Armed Forces and it’s injured personnel. After being made aware of True Heroes Racing and what it was trying to achieve, they wanted to help and have become a key financial sponsor of the team.
When approached by True Heroes Racing, and after hearing what the team is all about, Tony from Track Sense wanted to offer support for this unique team of injured Servicemen and heavily subsidised their attendance on one of the Track Sense 3 day European events. This offered True Heroes Racing and both it’s riders a massive opportunity for early pre season testing at Valencia to prepare and start the 2014 race season in the best possible shape.
Farside Sportsbiking is a European track day club that’s been running since 1999. It was set up and is run by ex 4th Royal Tank Regiment officer, Charles Van Berckel, and they kindly invited True Heroes Racing to their end of 2013 season event at Albacete, which gave the team an ideal opportunity for some winter testing.
For 2013 SB Components have made a financial donation towards True Heroes Racing costs.
Oxford TAG Triumph Racing
Keen supporters of True Heroes Racing after meeting Murray, Oxford TAG Triumph Racing assisted heavily in the original formation of the team, providing a number of key components for the track conversion of the 2012 season motorcycle and crucial technical advice enabling the team to commence racing in 2012.
North Gloucester Road Racing Club (NGRRC) have played a key part in True Heroes Racing’s journey. It was with this race club at Castle Coombe that Murray entered his first race and since then NGRRC have been strong supporters, always welcoming the team to attend any of their race events.