Gaming software provider and industry leader Microgaming confirms that it will continue as the headline sponsor of Rally Isle of Man, which takes place in September 2014.
It will mark the third consecutive year of support for the islands premier four-wheeled motorsport event, that this year returns to the marquee MSA British Rally Championship and Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, as well as being a counter in both the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship and the Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship.
John Gill, Chairman of Rally Isle of Man, comments: "Along with our organising partners Druidale Motor Club, we are delighted to head into such an important year, in the re-emergence of the event, with as supportive a sponsor as Microgaming behind us. It makes a great difference to the rally; not just financially, though that is very important with top level UK rallying still struggling from the financial downturn, but also with the physical support Microgaming offers. This has enabled us to introduce the showpiece Douglas promenade stage amongst other elements that have proved such a hit with spectators and allow us to bring the event even closer to the public and broaden the appeal for all."
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, adds: "We are very proud to be a part of Rally Isle of Man for the third year running. The organisers have done a superb job in growing the Rally year-on-year and establishing it as one of the biggest on-island sporting events. And for Rally Isle of Man to return to the MSA British Rally Championship, what a brilliant achievement. Expect this year's event to be bigger and better than ever before – I for one can't wait!"
Rally Isle of Man, powered by Microgaming, takes place over three days from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September.