Tony Wells and Matt Bell

The European Le Mans Series (ELMS) serves as the leading championship for endurance racing in Europe. The championship visits six top race circuits in Europe for a three day event, culminating in a four hour race. The season champions are offered a place on the grid at the prestigious Le Mans 24.

The Michelin Le Mans Cup gives teams and drivers a second chance at achieving a spot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the largest motor racing spectator events in the world with 258,000 spectators in the stadium and over half a million watching the 24 hour race live.

The LMP3 Cup Championship is the first British prototype series and is a significant step in the ladder towards 24 hour racing, with an emphasis on developing drivers towards Le Mans.

The three events are covered extensively across Eurosport, Quest TV, MotoTV, ITV4 and social media.

Image: Tony Wells and Matt Bell, Inset: Merit LMP3 car 2017-2018 Season


Bradley Smith KTM RC16 Silverstone Circuit 2017

MotoGP is the premier motorcycle racing world championship with a nineteen race series that visits 15 countries and multiple continents with global television coverage. Many nationalities of the world's most skilled riders line the grid armed with cutting edge motorcycle technology, including prototype machines fielded by manufacturers including Aprilla, Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and KTM. MotoGP has a rich history with Grand Prix events having taken place across the world since 1949.

A Grand Prix event takes place over three days, the first two of which are practice and qualifying.

Merit is sponsoring Bradley Smith, a British rider, he has been riding in MotoGP since 2007 and broken a number of British records in the sport. In 2009 he broke the UK record for the highest number of points won in a season and was the first British rider to win at Jerez. In 2015 he won the Suzuka 8 hour race in Japan.

A Grand Prix event takes place over three days, the first two of which are practice and qualifying.

Image: Bradley Smith KTM RC16 Silverstone Circuit 2017

British Superbike

The British Superbike Championship is one of the biggest domestic bike series in the world and consistently produces some of the sport's hottest properties. The championship has a huge following of fans who follow races around the UK and it is now a globally recognised brand that is broadcast throughout Europe and Asia. It is renowned for its close dramatic racing and riders battle wheel to wheel at speeds of up to 200 mph.

Merit sponsors Tarran and Taylor Mackenzie sons of Niall Mackenzie, one of the recognised greats of Superbike who still holds the record for winning three championships in a row. In 2016 Taylor was British Champion in the 1000cc British Superstock class, while in the same year Tarran became British Champion in the Supersport class.

This year Tarran will race for the McAMS Yamaha team and Taylor will race for Moto Rapido Ducati.

Inset 1: Taylor Mackenzie's new helmet for 2018, Inset 2: Tarran Mackenzie's new helmet for 2018

British Superstock 1000

John will provide content.

Super One

Racing for Merit is local Northumberland driver, Ben Caisley

With a pedigree dating back over 30 years, Super One Karting has been the nursery for many of the UK's top professional motor racing drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti and many more. Today, Super One boasts in excess of 400 competitors racing throughout the UK.

It is an incredibly competitive championship that continually produces world class drivers and is the premier karting championship, run by professionals who ensure quality racing and a level playing field.

Inset:Racing for Merit is local Northumberland driver, Ben Caisley