As well as a new sponsor Shelley has also formed a new team and she takes the driving seat in the Supersport team “Spirit of Belgium” beside throttleman Patrick Huybreghts. Patrick who holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of The English Channel in 2007, finished his inaugural championship in 2009 in 4th position overall and is hungry for more success in his second Powerboat P1 season.
Asked why he was looking forward to racing with the top female in the World of Powerboat Racing Patrick commented “Shelley is a formidable character both on and off the race course. I first met her at the San Benedetto Grand Prix last year where she had determination in her eyes following the win in Istanbul the previous round.” He continued :”You have to have admiration for her and what she achieves and her determination to do well despite any problems she faces. I thought to myself it would be fantastic to race with someone so passionate in her sport, I hope I can live up to her determination.”
Third Time Lucky for Shelley? Shelley Jory-Leigh; powerboat racing’s leading female racer today announced an exciting new sponsor for the 2010 season as she embarks on her third Powerboat P1 World Championship campaign. Rotary watches, the leading international watch manufacturer, has taken on the role of main partner sponsor as Shelley embarks upon her 2010 Supersport World Championship campaign. She is hoping that, with the support of such a high-profile company, that it will be third time lucky this year.
“In powerboat racing timing is everything, a split second decision can win or lose you a race, so who better to have on board as a sponsor than world-renowned watch makers Rotary. Their new range of unisex contemporary sports watches, Rotary Aquaspeed is perfect for me whilst racing. This collection of robust, waterproof yet stylish timepieces perfectly match the pace and performance I require in my life.”
Victoria Campbell, Managing Director, The Dreyfuss Group said the company is delighted to be sponsoring Shelley Jory-Leigh throughout 2010 as she continues her exceptional success within the P1 powerboat championships. “This is the first time in recent years that the company has entered into a sponsorship agreement with a sportsperson and we feel that this new relationship offers a perfect synergy between our brand of waterproof watches and this high profile and exciting sport for which Shelley is a perfect ambassador.”