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HCMUK announces new sponsorship for 2023

Friday, January 20, 2023

HCMUK are thrilled to announce a new sponsorship with SG Petch Motorsport.

As the main sponsor of one of Britain’s leading rally talents Stephen Petch, the 2023 season will see the team competing in both the British Rally Championship and the Scottish Rally Championship.

Alongside Stephen will be his co-driver, HCMUK’s very own HCT Workshop Manager Michael Wilkinson.

Michael Wilkinson, HCT Workshop Manager commented, “It’s amazing to be working with a prestigious brand such as Hitachi Construction Machinery. As a team we are looking forward to working with HCMUK during the 2023 season. We have an incredible car and superb car livery that is going to stand out in the forests and be one the fans will look out for.”

Stephen Creaser, Director of Product Support commented, “We are delighted to be sponsoring SG Petch Motorsport for the 2023 season, and having our HCT Workshop Manager Michael in the co-driver’s seat of a brand-new car makes it even more exciting for us.”

“The car looks absolutely fantastic in our Hitachi Connected Technology livery, and we can’t wait to see it performing as superbly as it looks on the rally stages of the UK in 2023, best of luck for the season Michael and Steve.”

With 20 years of great teamwork and a successful 2022 season, we are excited to take over this year’s sponsorship and see what this season will bring.

The upcoming dates for the races SG Petch Motorsport will be competing in are as follows:

Date Rally Location Championship 
12th febRiponian Thirsk Noth yorks N/A 
4th MarchSnowman rallyInvernessScottish
11th MarchMalcolm Wilson Cockermouth Cumbria BRC
21/22nd AprilSpeyside stages ElginScottish 
6th MayBorder counties Jedburgh Kielder N/A 
26/27/28th May Jim Clark Rally Duns Scottish borders Scottish and BRC 
17th June Kielder forest rallyHexham N/A 
22nd July Scottish RallyDumfries Scottish 
12th August Grampian Aberdeen Scottish 
16th SeptGalloway hills rallyCastle Douglas Scottish 
21/22nd SeptTrackrod rally Filey North Yorks BRC
21st Oct Carlisle stages Carlisle Kielder Scottish 
27/28th Oct Cambrain rally Llandudno BRC 

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