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Markerstudy Group has confirmed sponsorship of Team Aon in the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championships.

Gary Humphreys (Group Underwriting Director) attended the first leg of the championships in Monza over the weekend of 10-11 March. Ten guests from the insurance industry were treated to VIP hospitality, and an opportunity to meet the two Team Aon drivers Tom Chilton and James Nash.

Gary commented: “Being at Monza, one of the most famous race tracks in the world, and supporting the Team Aon drivers was a fantastic experience. The weekend provided something for everyone.”

Speaking about the association, Team Aon Team Principal, Mike Earle added:“We’re delighted to have the support of Markerstudy Group and Auto Windscreens this year, in what we hope will be a successful season for the team. Auto Windscreens is a very well known, household name which we are proud to be associated with, and we aim to put the brand right to the front of the WTCC grid this season.”

Senior representatives from Markerstudy Group, which includes Auto Windscreens and the TCW Vehicle Repair Group, are hoping to attend the majority of races. The next race, held in Valencia, Spain, over the coming weekend of 31st March will see Head of Retail, Russell Bence and Business Development Manager, Paul Copeland, accompanying eight guests.

Gary continued: “Our Senior Management Team, and our guests, will derive a huge amount pleasure from this sponsorship opportunity, but from a branding perspective, it’s great that the two Ford Focus S2000 TC cars, driven by Tom and James, will carry our Markerstudy Group and Auto Windscreens’ logos across the globe. To hijack the strapline of Auto Windscreens, ‘we’re clearly going places’!”

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Notes to Editors:

The Markerstudy Group includes the insurance arm of the business: Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited and Zenith Insurance plc (acquired in January 2010) plus supporting companies Markerstudy Limited and Zenith Insurance Management UK Limited, providing distribution, claims and administrative support.

The following brands operate within the Markerstudy Retail Division: The Insurance Factory, Insurance Factory.com, Insurance Shop, Insurance Factory Commercial, Mobilers and Caterer’s Club, all of which offer value and choice to a wide range of customers.

Wessex Finance, a sub-prime lending and premium finance facility is also an integral part of the Markerstudy Group.

The Markerstudy Group also encompasses Auto Windscreens, which joined the Group in February 2011, and Tonbridge Coachworks Vehicle Repair Group (incorporating Tonbridge Coachworks, European Automotive Solutions and Canterbury Accident Repair Specialist) acquired in June 2011.

For further information, contact:
Lizzie Smith-Foreman
Head of Group Marketing and Communications
Markerstudy Group

Tel: 0844 854 8714
Email: lsmith-foreman@markerstudy.com
www.markerstudy.com