TRACKER sponsors MPG marathon for fourth year running
Date: 07 October 2014
TRACKER, the leading provider of stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) and fleet telematics solutions, will once again be the official telematics provider of the MPG Marathon, organised by Fleet World magazine. Tracking units will be fitted to every vehicle taking part, giving valuable insight to the event organisers so they can see exactly where each car has been, how far it has travelled and fundamentally understand the vehicles CO2 emissions.
In its fourth year, the event takes place on 8 and 9 October, with cars and vans driving through the picturesque Cotswolds and over the rugged Brecon Beacons. Alongside the diesel and petrol vehicles, electric cars will be featured for the first time. In addition, five current or former racing drivers are taking part, including three-time British Touring Car Champion, Matt Neal, a member of the 2014 Honda Yuasa Racing Team.
Ross Durkin, Managing Editor Fleet World Group said, “TRACKER’s continued support for the MPG Marathon is one of the most important elements in ensuring that the event is a success. Much of the pre-event activity involves vehicles, drivers, venues and some cunning tactical and route planning by the competitors.
“Once the cars have left the start, the only real contact we have with them is via the TRACKER system fitted to every car, which tells us where they are, how they got there, how carefully they are driving and what speed they have been doing. Fleet managers can get a great deal more information from the system, and the most important aspect for us as organisers of the event is that we know the system works, it is tried and tested, and we can be 100% confident in the information we get from TRACKER.”
David Wilson, Sales Director at TRACKER comments, "We are delighted to be supporting the MPG Marathon again, this year. Our tracking units are usually used by businesses to monitor driver behaviour and fleet telematics, as a way of managing costs and boosting fleet efficiency. Over the course of the marathon, the event organisers will be able to monitor the location of every vehicle and use the system analytics to measure their speed, route taken and distance before announcing the winners."