Dragon Racing secure one-year extension with InstaForex

Formula E team Dragon Racing have extended their partnership with InstaForex for a further year.

The renewal will see InstaForex’s branding feature on the rear wing of Dragon Racing's cars for a fourth consecutive season, while it will also appear on the all-electric racing team’s driver’s helmets. 
The international broker, which is based in Russia, has been an official partner of Dragon Racing since 2015, when the company’s logo was placed on the team’s car during the first ePrix in Moscow
Jay Penske, the principal and owner of Dragon Racing, said: “Dragon Racing is delighted to welcome Instaforex back for a 4th consecutive season. Their continued support and shared values make for a great partnership that I am sure will continue for many years to come.”
Pavel Shkapenko, development director at InstaForex, added: “The extension of the official sponsorship contract implies not only image-building, which includes branding cars and the drivers helmets with the broker's logo. InstaForex shares the desire of Formula E and Dragon Racing to develop and promote new technologies while taking care of the environment.”

SMG Unite Smarkets and The Jockey Club

SMG are delighted to have brokered Smarkets first ever horse racing sponsorship.
The event exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering a total of 35 racedays throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton on 6th January.
Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15-strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, the deal spans over ten per cent of its 348 meeting scheduled to take place this year. As well as extensive on-course signage, Smarkets will benefit from extensive hospitality and sponsorship of Jockey Club Wifi. 5 of the racedays will be shown live on ITV and all 35 will be broadcast by Racing UK.
In total Smarkets will be sponsoring 240 races, including the prestigious Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock in August.
Jason Trost, Chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Jockey Club and to be integrating our industry-leading betting exchange into the live horse racing experience.The breadth of Jockey Club race days Smarkets will be sponsoring this year is a clear indication of our commitment to the sport, which is one of the most popular on our platform.”
Paul Fisher, chief executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “It’s always fantastic to be able to welcome new partners into our sport and that’s very much the case with Smarkets. Their sponsorship of 35 racedays across 11 of our 15 racecourses means that Smarkets will be playing an important role in the Jockey Club Racecourses calendar in 2018.”