16 Aug 2022
NAPA has had an incredible year in the world of British motorsport with significant appearances in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup, BriSCA F1, Mini 7 Racing Club, Goodwood Festival of Speed, and British Motorsport Day — and they’re about to go ‘bigger’ than ever before.
NAPA Racing UK has partnered with four-time Renault Clio Cup UK Champion Paul Rivett for a one-off appearance in Division 2 of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) when it heads to Donington Park on the 20th and 21st of August for the Convoy in the Park Festival.
The annual event celebrates life on the road with a super-sized weekend of truck racing, show truck displays, great live music, a funfair for all the family, and more. The BTRC, meanwhile, boasts up to 300,000 annual spectators, with the competing trucks weighing in at more than five tonnes and producing over 1,000bhp.
The festival marks the halfway point of the BTRC season, and NAPA Racing UK is taking the opportunity to join in on the fun.
Since mid-2021, NAPA has massively expanded its brand across the UK and Europe with the launches of NAPA Racing and NAPA Truck. The Convoy in the Park Festival provides the perfect merger of the two.
“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity,” says Phil Dodd, Sales Director of NAPA Truck. “It’s an exciting time. NAPA Truck has grown exponentially since its launch earlier this year, and Convoy in the Park aligns perfectly with where we hope to take the brand in the future.”
Adding to the excitement is NAPA’s partnership with Paul Rivett.
Rivett, best known for winning the Renault Clip Cup UK title four times, has been racing since the late 1980s. He most recently raced in the BTCC, filling in for other drivers throughout COVID, but his true love is truck racing. In 2019, Rivett participated in a full season of the British Truck Racing Championship. He finished third and took the most pole positions overall.
The Convoy in the Park Festival marks his return to the super-sized sport. Rivett will tackle Donington Park Circuit in a MAN TGS, which has won multiple awards including the iF Design Award in 2021. The #23 truck will be liveried in the iconic NAPA blue and yellow with a custom design created for the event.
NAPA guests will receive the full VIP treatment across two Redgate Suites situated on the start line and leading up to the first corner, guaranteeing a great view of some of the most nail-biting action. They’ll also receive great NAPA goodie bags and a tour of Rivett’s racing truck.
The festival kicks off on Saturday 21st August, so follow @NAPARacingUK on social media to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun. Keep an eye out for upcoming promotions and giveaways — and the full livery reveal!
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