With a matter of days to go until the beginning of the second FIA Formula E season, the Virgin Racing team has announced a new partnership with OneAllSports, which will provide a new kit for the team to be debuted at the Olympic Park Circuit in Beijing on Saturday 24th October 2015 for the first race of the new season.
OneAllSports, with over 20 years of experience in the motorsport industry, have created a bespoke clothing range for the guys and the girls within the Virgin Racing team. The sleek design makes use of the latest in hard-wearing materials whilst ensuring that the team is able to focus on performance and carry out its tasks in safety and comfort.
The new kit will make its debut on Saturday in Beijing, where Sam Bird and Jean-Éric Vergne will be looking to get off to a winning start.
Virgin Racing Team Principal, Alex Tai, said: “As a team, we want to look and feel the part both on and off the track. OneAllSports are experts in their field so will help to ensure that the race team can perform their jobs to the best of their ability, whilst looking great at the same time. We are delighted that they have decided to join us ahead of what promises to be another hugely exciting FIA Formula E season.”
OneAllSports CEO and Founder, David Mendelsohn said “We are very excited about the new partnership with Virgin Racing and are delighted to be able to kit out one of the most innovative teams in the Formula E Championship. Our designs and materials not only allow the team to be comfortable, functional and safe whilst working hard, but also showcase a sophisticated and appealing type of sportswear, well suited for a progressive series like Formula E.”
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About FIA Formula E Championship:
Formula E is a ground-breaking FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. The first season began in Beijing in September 2014 and completed in London in June 2015, racing in 10 major cities (11 races) around the world. The championship sees 10 teams, each with two drivers, going head-to-head to create a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans. Season two gets underway in October in Beijing where the series becomes an ‘open championship’ allowing approved manufacturers to develop new powertrain solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on improving battery technology.
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OneAllSports was incorporated off the back of 20 years’ experience in sports related apparel and accessories industry. Through this they have launched their online e-commerce platform out of Hong Kong to provide multi branded motorsport products to all corners of the globe, and they have used strategic marketing and sponsorships like this one to help boost their exposure and credibility. On the top of this they have secured exclusive products only to be sold through OneAllSport. Their prime goal is to Pick’n’Pack product on a daily basis directly out of their production factory in China, to ensure speed of delivery internationally.