Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to all of our long terms sponsors who have continuously supported us over a number of years and also to all the sponsors who have supported us for this last race season. Without the kind support of those listed below, the whole project would not be possible.  If you are interested in any sponsorship deals for this coming year, please contact our Commercial Director, Tim Falk. Our 2018 sponsorship brochure can also be seen here.


If you love performance, you’ll love Mobil 1 – the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand.

Mobil 1 isn’t just the world’s leading synthetic motor oil – it performs so amazingly under extreme conditions we’re the official lubricants of NASCAR® , used by more than half of all NASCAR teams. As for Formula 1 – we’ve been with leading F1 teams on the podium for 30 years! Did you know an expedition drove all the way around the world on one oil change — using Mobil 1 — thanks to its incredible engine protection? So if you’re looking for total engine performance, you want Mobil 1.

Everyone from professional racecar drivers like Tony Stewart to ordinary drivers like Peter Gilbert, who reached 1 million miles in his Saab last year using Mobil 1, rely on it to provide outstanding advanced protection and performance. In fact, Mobil 1 is found in more car models rolling off the production line than any other brand of motor oil – cars like the Corvette, Mercedes, Porsche, and Nissan GTR.


We’re one of the UK’s leading personal financial services companies and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings in the UK. We’re also a growing participant in the corporate banking market.

We operate primarily in the UK, are regulated by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and are part of Banco Santander, S.A. (the “Santander Group”).

The business is well positioned to grow, with a distribution capability across an extensive branch and corporate business centre network.


RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.


The University of Sussex believes that higher education helps social mobility, and that it is important for all young people to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. The University’s widening participation (WP) team provides a responsive and inclusive programme, which aims to provide young people with the insight to make informed choices about their future. With Sussex Racing in 2017/18 160 Year 10 students will partake in a ‘Design a Racing Car’ day with the team and 80 Year 8 students will partake in a ‘Making Engineering Choices’ day with the team.



SSTL is an independent British company within the Airbus Defence & Space group.  They can develop satellites throughout their life cycle – from design and build through to launch and in-orbit monitoring and maintenance – or any stage of that cycle. For customers who want to monitor and maintain their own satellites, they can set up their ground station and train their in-house team. SSTL kindly assisted with the design and manufacture of the Impact Attenuator for SR17, something we aim to continue with SR18.

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Willmott Dixon Interiors were proud to support Sebastian Clarke and his team at Mobil 1 Sussex Racing care of the University of Sussex throughout 2017. 70% of WDI projects are in live sites at universities and we are sensitive to the critical Health & Safety requirements, the need for minimal disruption for students and research teams; and the desire to create inspiring environments where all users can deliver to their full potential. Our collaborative approach – consulting with the Trust, academics, estates directors, facilities directors and all other project stakeholders – gives us valuable insight and ensures we deliver an inspiring outcome for all. For more information, please contact our HE lead, Henry Mayes.



GymFreaks is the UK’s no.1 online source for finding Gyms, Health Clubs and Personal Trainers in your local area. Use our simple search tool to discover Gyms near you, and gain access to information on facilities, opening times, classes and most importantly reviews from other Gym goers using the Gym!

Wilco Direct

Wilco Direct is the online store from Wilco Motor Spares Ltd, the largest family owned independent motor spares group in the U.K. They stock and supply an extensive range of Car Accessories, Car Care and Maintenance products, Fuel & Engine Additives, Oil & Lubricants and other Motoring Essentials including Anti-Freeze from all the major brands. They kindly supported Mobil 1 Sussex Racing 2017 with workshop equipment and stock car parts.


Carspring is a used car dealership with a difference. Everything is done online. With Carspring, customers buy their next car online, with touch of a button. All their cars go through a meticulous preparation process, including an RAC-verified inspection, and are delivered to their customer’s doors, anywhere in the UK. This company is all about backing the next generation of automotive talent. That’s why they proudly backed Mobil 1 Sussex Racing 2017.



QLeisure has grown to become one of the countries leading activity centres. Activities include Go-Karting, Paintballing, and shooting. Q Leisure are kindly allowed Mobil 1 Sussex Racing 2017 to test the latest vehicle on their track in addition to Driver training.

Avon Tyres

Avon Tyres Motorsport is the competition tyre department of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd based at its European headquarters in Melksham, UK. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company of Findlay, Ohio, USA, and has more than a century’s experience at the leading edge of tyre technology.

Starting in the 1960s, initially to serve the motorcycle market, NGK entered the UK automotive market in the early 1970s. NGK has become the brand leader in the UK spark plug market and the number one choice of the professional.

NGK Spark Plugs kindly ignited SR-17 at Formula Student UK 2017.

Earl’s Performance Products UK – Silverstone kindly supported Mobil 1 Sussex Racing with a selection of hydraulic lines and connectors for SR-17.  They were able to supply the full comprehensive range of high performance hydraulic hose and fittings from the Earl’s Performance USA catalogue.

SamcoSport is the World Leader in Performance Silicone Hoses, offering the largest range of both Direct Replacement and Race Design Hose Kits for cars and motorcycles, Universal Race Parts and an extensive range of hose accessories. Sussex Racing choose Samco Sport due to the high performance, durability and styling of the silicone hoses. Samco Sport is used across a range of motorsports such as Formula 1, BTCC, MotoGP, World Superbike, MXGP and many more. Sussex Racing 2017 were provided with Universal Samco Sport silicone coolant hoses to make sure their cooling system runs at a world class performance. Available at racebikebitz.com

Zero Exhausts is a division of Dolphin Sports Cars. We specialise in the mechanical restoration, service and modification of high performance and classic sports cars. Our customers demand a top class job with quality parts being used throughout.
We couldn’t guarantee this when it came to the exhaust system so in 2005 we imported an Ercolina Mandrel Tube Bender from Italy and a Ben Pearson hydraulic tube bender from the USA. In addition to this, we also designed and built the tooling to make the silencers and solved the problem by making everything ourselves.
Over the years, we have seen the business grow and we are now one of the premier exhaust specialists in Southern England having many specialist car manufacturers, race teams and engine tuners use our services.
We were proud to sponsor Mobil 1 Sussex Racing 2017 and hope we can do the same for many more years to come.

GKN is a global engineering group. Every day we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, we help thousands of aircraft to fly, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest cro​ps, and we make essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe. GKN kindly provided components for the Drivetrain of SR-17.

Docking Engineering kindly supported the team for another year, helping with the cooling system. Supplying the header tank to keep the car cool throughout the race!

SPAL Automotive kept supporting the team after a very successfully chilled car in 2016. In 2017 they kindly manufactured our fan free of charge.  SAPL design, engineer and manufacture a wide range of axial fans and centrifugal blowers for the world’s most demanding markets.

Marston Motorsport Cooling supplied the radiator to our specification as designed by the team for yet another year. Marston Motorsport is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high performance heat management solutions.

Zircotec are specialists in heat management. They are also experts in plasma-spray processing and the production of high performance surface coatings and finishes. They kindly coated our exhaust system to reduce the amount of thermal shock and radiation from the surface.


Since 1927 Prestone has been protecting car cooling systems from extremes of temperature. As the number 1 Coolant/Antifreeze in the US, Prestone’s original patented formula is guaranteed to be suitable for all cars and can added to any other Coolant/Antifreeze. Prestone doesn’t stop there, with its Extreme Performance Screenwash not only ensuring maximum visibility but also melting ice down to -23 degrees and Prestone Rapid De-icer which works down to an incredible -40 degrees and prevents dangerous refreeze. Prestone excels in extremes.