Having already confirmed its double race programme this year in both the Le Mans Cup and the all new Henderson LMP3 Cup, Ecurie Ecosse are delighted to confirm that Edinburgh Gin joins existing partners Alex F Noble & Son and the John Clark Motor Group with the team for the 2017 season.
As part of Ian Macleod Distillers, Edinburgh Gin design, distil and bottle its range of gins and gin-based fruit liqueurs in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and has been expanding its gin-making capacity in the capital with a second distillery within the Biscuit Factory in Leith. Working on some exciting new projects in 2017, Edinburgh Gin is leading the way in distilling as an art form.
“We are delighted to be partnering Edinburgh Gin with Ecurie Ecosse for the 2017 season,” stated Ian Macleod Distillers Managing Director Leonard Russell. “It is very exciting to have two iconic brands based in Edinburgh working together on an international level. We wish the team all the best for the 2017 season we are delighted for Edinburgh Gin to be their chosen sponsor.”
For Ecurie Ecosse, the new partnership builds on its historical links with the Scottish industry as they target a return to Le Mans this year, 60 years after a first historic win.
“Our team is all race-winning pedigree,” said Director and Driver Alasdair McCaig. “We are pushing hard to get back into the sports car scene and we feel this is the perfect time and the best opportunity for us to build on our experience, history and passion for endurance racing, while delivering the results for our sponsors. I am delighted to welcome Edinburgh Gin and Alex F Noble & Son as our new partners for 2017 and would like to thank the John Clark Motor Group for their continued support.”
The Edinburgh Gin brand will feature on the two all-new Ligier LMP3 cars and the first race for the team will be at Donington Park on April 22-23 in the Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup Championship, before travelling to Europe for the start of the Le Mans Cup programme that begins at Monza, Italy 11-13 May.