Delphi and The Parts Alliance partner up to sponsor three times BTCC champion Matt Neal

Delphi Product and Service Solutions has partnered with The Parts Alliance to sponsor Matt Neal, three times winner of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Neal, crowned champion in 2005, 2006 and 2011, finished third last year but hopes to achieve a record-equaling fourth title in 2016. He will again be driving a Honda Civic Type R in the Honda Yuasa Racing team.

Neil made his BTCC debut at Silverstone in 1991, with 2015 marking his 25th year contesting Britain’s biggest motorsport series. In that time he has participated in 583 races, winning 56 from 15 pole positions. He has finished on the podium 155 times and set 47 fastest laps.

Delphi’s marketing director EMEA Simone Strimber said: “Our commitment to performance, quality, drive and determination has culminated in the joint sponsorship of one of the country’s most successful drivers.”

The Parts Alliance is the largest distributor of Delphi parts in the UK automotive aftermarket. Its procurement and product management teams work closely with Delphi to select the best quality parts and get them to market as fast as possible.

Simon Moore, Head of Marketing for The Parts Alliance, said: “Just like The Parts Alliance, Matt Neil has been on top of his game year after year. He’s one of the country’s most successful drivers in a sport watched by tens of thousands at trackside and millions around the world on TV.

“The BTCC is extremely demanding. It requires consistent high calibre performance, from driver and car, a quality we look for in the autoparts we sell and which Delphi, as The Parts Alliance’s braking supplier, gives us. We can’t wait for the new season to start and we’ll be backing Matt all the way, hopefully to another championship.”