FUNK MOTORSPORT PARTNERSHIPS
Funk Motorsport athletes are critical to the Funk Motorsport brand. We are always on the look out for brand ambassadors across all areas of Motorsport. Our sponsored projects can be seen at the highest level of Touring Cars, Drifting, RX, Rally, F3 and Time Attack, regularly competing across the world.
We have a range of sponsorship packages that are available for all levels of Motorsport. Interested in becoming a Funk Motorsport sponsored Project? Complete the application form for review.
Subaru BMR Racing - British Touring Car Team
Competing at the highest level in British Motorsport, Subaru BMR Racing have engineered one of the best cars on the BTCC grid. Competing in a Subaru Levorg, the team Won the overall Drivers championship in 2017 and came runner up in 2018. Towards the hottest part of 2018, the team approached us to help tackle some of the heat issues in which they were suffering with. We managed to provide a package which helped tackle the hot conditions of the mid part of the Touring car season. For the 2019 season, Subaru have reset and have their eyes fixed on the Championship Title once more, with a young gun line up (Ash Sutton and Senna Proctor) and working closely with Funk Motorsport within the 2019 season as technical partners. Make sure you keep a close eye on their progress as the season unfolds!
Having worked with the Drift Games team on a number of projects throughout the past few years, we were interested in the unique direction that the brand has chosen. Launching 2 new championships (Drift Games Extreme and Drift Games Nationals) and an all new channel, dedicated to high quality drift content.
Creative Genius – Dave Egan has masterminded a new structure which will we will create unique content never seen before. The Drift Games Championships are a place that had strong roots as the Irish Drift Championship, but have been taken to a new level, with a new format and attracting the best drivers in the world to compete for their chance of winning an elusive Formula D license.
Funk Motorsport are proud to support Drift Games drivers in ensuring their cars are ready for the intense battles that the 2019 drift season will bring. Funk Motorsport are excited to be part of the new culture and lifestyle channel which has been born.
The British Drift Championship
Continuing on from the huge success of the 2018 season, Funk Motorsport have continued the partnership into 2019. With a new management team and an impressive array of events, the British Drift Championship will continue to impress.
We are extremely proud of the partnership being forged and taken into its second consecutive season. Having spent a lot of our time talking with drivers and developing products for their specific requirements, we will continue to help deal with their many heat issues they will suffer throughout drifting competition.
Our small team of Heat Management experts are here to advise, support and supply the best thermal solutions, while constantly adapting and developing our brand to meet the needs of elite competition. We strive for perfection here at Funk Motorsport and the British Drift Championship share our vision. Let the drifting begin!
BTRDA Rally X Championship
Funk Motorsport are back BTRDA and supporting Grass Roots Rally Cross in Britain. Having sponsored the Super Modified Class back in 2014, we have now decided to partner with the entire Championship as well as taking title sponsor of the “Production” Class!
After keeping a close eye on the championship and seeing the highly competitive and top flight cars in which have been produced to compete within the RX series – we needed to be involved once again! Rally X is a high intensity, class of motorsport which offers something for everyone and allows for a clear defined route for someones career all the way up to a World Championship level, as like our Monster Energy driver – Riku Tahko.
Nett Motorsport Peugeot Racing TCR Team
Converting a sprint TCR car into an endurance racer is no easy task. But, the German team, Nett Motorsport Peugeot Racing have seen the VLN series on the Nordschleife and have done exactly that. With this, the car needs to provide consistent top level performance along with a reliable for up to 6 hours, this is far longer than the 25 minute races that these cars are traditionally built for!
In 2018, the team faced heat soak issues on their fuel lines, along with deteriorating performance from the intake and around the turbo. Throughout the rebuild over the new year, Nett looked to change this, partnering up with Funk Motorsport to help reduce intake temperatures, create a cooler cockpit of the drivers and ensure fuel is flowing at an optimal temperature throughout the entire race.
After competing in the 2019 VLN1 and absolutely dominating the class, its safe to say that the Funk Motorsport partnership has helped keep the car performing as it should.
Winning the Irish Drift Championship three times and the British Drift championship makes him Europe’s hottest drifter. The BDC and IDC reining champion has his eyes set on the 2019 European Drift Master’s series, overhauling his Nissan S-Body with huge efforts being made on every detail.
Funk Motorsport has worked closely with Duane to continue development of our heat management range specifically within the drift world. As our second year back to back with the Champ, we have continued to supply our entire heat management range to be incorporated within his 2019 rebuild.
With our third year working with Olly, he continues to excel. In 2018 Olly showed his capability and earned himself his PRO licence for the 2019 BDC season. Olly continues to show amazing potential as he fights his way through the ranks and proving he can comfortably mix it up with the top players of the sport. This young lad was Funk Motorsport’s first Sponsored Project and will continue to be part of the Funk Family as he continues his drifting career.
Keep an eye on Olly this season as there will be some big things to come for him and his Nissan S13! #191
After scoring podiums in the BDC, Luke Woodham has risen to be the Gymkhana Grid Champion 4 times in a row, and on the podium every time that he enters. His highly strung Nissan S14a went under an intensive rebuild prior to the 2018 Gymkhana Grid in South Africa. Funk Motorsport are proud to be his Heat Management brand of choice.
Luke has impressively climbed the ranks throughout his career and we will confidently help with his heat management requirements in his up and coming competitive outings.
Overboost Drift Team
In 2018, Christian came over from Denmark compete in the BDC with the most impressive car on the grid, his Mk3, wide bodied Mazda MX5. This visual spectacle was nothing short of a crowd drawer, under the bonnet he had an LSX V8 with a huge T6 turbo. As you can imagine, this produced huge levels of heat and he only had one place to go, Funk Motorsport.
We worked closely with the OverBoost Drift team to help keep the heat under control in the chassis, and keep the car working at optimal. 2019 brings a new challenge of a new car in which he is building. Keep your eyes peeled for the unveiling of this beast at Round 1 of the 2019 BDC championship.
Dominic’s experience within drifting started in 2015 which stemmed from his love of Motorsport from a very young age. In as little as 2 years, he has very quickly progressed from public track days to Driftcup in 2016, to a British Drift Championship (BDC) 2017 Pro-Am driver. Dominic currently drive’s his SI3 Nissan 200SX which he built to BDC standards. Dominic has made huge changes to the car for 2019 BDC season and is looking to get that top spot to gain his BDC Pro licence.
Riku is a Finnish driver that has competed in a host of international and national rally events, he has grown his profile and now a fully backed Monster Energy Athlete! In 2017, Riku competes in Euro RX (Rally X) in his RX Mini Clubman and also hosts some of his own events as gymkhana qualifiers.
Awesome Guy, Awesome Car, Awesome Livery – Check him out.
After being out of the game for a couple of years, Ben Mears is set to make a big return to Drift Cup.
Funk Motorsport teamed up with Ben’s 2019 campaign assault to help keep his 2JZ in a Nissan S14, cool. Boasting a professional outlook, there is no expense spared in ensuring that his car runs faultlessly throughout competition.
It won’t be long until Mears is competing at the top of the UK tree in the BDC. Watch this space!
Jake is drifting before it is legal to even drive! #14AndDrifting. Jake (nephew to the pro drifter Shane Lynch), now 17 has taken this pedigree and has been drifting since he was 14, showing the passion and talent to make it in the tough world that is the drift community. Funk Motorsport have provided Jake with some heat management that he requires to help build his BMW e46 compact. Jake will be on our roster for many years to come with a positive outlook and impressive results. In 2019, Jake competes within the BDC feeder series – Drift Cup.
With the Gymkhana world becoming a huge success off the back of Youtube Sensation Ken Block’s birth child. It has evolved into a competitive class which allows close quarters – head to head style racing to take place. Each country would have a feeder series and a set of requirements to be allowed to then compete for the ultimate title – Gymkhana Grid champion! Our very own Luke Woodham has achieved this very task and started in Formula G.
Spencer Peacock competes in Formula G – Europe’s own elite championship. With reliability being key, and heat becoming more of an issue, spencer reached out to Funk Motorsport with his requirements for his wild MX5. He has shown huge potential in his driving capability and combined with his professional approach he will be one to watch in the coming years!