In the Spotlight: Our Team’s Day Out!

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Fairfield Ltd (Part of the Celltech Group), was thrilled to attend the Jochen Rindt Trophy race at Thruxton Circuit on Saturday.

The trophy was generously sponsored by GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, one of our main battery suppliers, who had the Yuasa logo displayed on the car liveries. It was a great day out for the Fairfield team. We were invited to have a tour around the pit lanes, meet the drivers, and learn about the rich history of the classic race cars.

Hosted by the Classic Racing Car Club which is a non-profit racing club established to facilitate the running of theJochen Rindt Trophy Raceat Thruxton Historic Festival. The weekend races are usually held over a weekend every year in the summer months and this year it was on the 22nd and 23rd of June. Race 1 of the classic Formula 1 cars was on the Saturday 22nd, which turned out to be full of drama and was won by Martin Wood. Race 2 on Sunday and was won by a younger driver Tom Smith, with a suburb effort put in from the whole grid. 

Who was Jochen Rindt? Jochen Rindt was a German-born racing driver who completed with an Austrian license during his career. He was a popular figure in sports car racing and Formula One. In 1965 he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, and in 1970 he won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship but died in a crash in Monza. He was the only driver to win the championship after he died. The Jochen Rindt Trophy is a series of celebration races for single-seat race cars from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

At Fairfield Ltd, we take immense pride in being the UK’s leading independent battery distributor, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Our extensive knowledge and commitment to partnering with global brands like Yuasa enables us to attend events like the Jochen Rindt Trophy races.

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