The Student Motorsport Challenge, part of the BRSCC Nankang Tyre CityCar Cup Championship, has announced that iManage Performance Ltd will be the Weekend Sponsor for the final rounds of the 2023 season taking place on the Silverstone International circuit on October the 7th and 8th.
Founded by Bob Bannister over 22 years ago, iManage Performance Ltd is a pioneering blended training provider, specialising in bespoke programmes that are shaped around client objectives and culture. The company, based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, has developed over 250 original courses that have been used in leading organisations around the world. iManage Performance Ltd offers a unique selling proposition in that if their training and input does not effect the desired change in people, you do not have to pay. No client has ever taken them up on this offer.
iManage Performance Ltd works across many different sectors. Clients include businesses within the financial services sector, the media industry and the public sector. The company also has worked with organisations within manufacturing and motorsport, including, notably, the McLaren Group.
Founder Bob Bannister is not only passionate about effecting change within the workplace, he is also a keen motorsport enthusiast and is approaching the end of his second season in the BRSCC Nankang Tyre CityCar Cup Championship. Bob, driver of the #64 iManage Performance Toyota Aygo, currently lies 18th in the overall standings.
As part of iManage Performance Ltd’s sponsorship of the Student Motorsport Challenge at Silverstone, the company will be offering a prize of a training session at the McLaren Technology Centre. Four team members from the top three finishers in the Challenge standings will be invited to the McLaren HQ to take part in a day-long session focusing on inter-personal skills in motorsport. The day will also include a tour of the facility, home to the resurgent McLaren Formula 1 team.
Bob Bannister will also be presenting as part of the Student Motorsport Challenge Seminar at Silverstone which will include training sessions delivered by Challenge partners. Bob’s will be speaking about ‘trust in motorsport’ and his session will include an exploration of iManage Performance Ltd’s Trust Formula.
iManage Performance Ltd Founder Bob Bannister: “I am very pleased that iManage Performance Ltd is sponsoring the final weekend of the 2023 Student Motorsport Challenge. The opportunity to support the Challenge and the desire to give back to a sport that I am passionate about will make the Silverstone weekend very special.
“I am looking forward to speaking to the students in the Saturday morning training sessions. I will be covering the idea of trust in relationships within motorsport so we’re going to explore how you create trust and then manage and maintain it. The objective is to whet the students appetites on the subject and encourage them to think about what you need to do to create trust in working relationships.
“The opportunity to visit the McLaren Technology Centre to learn about inter-personal skills in motor-racing and visit McLaren’s incredible facility will, I hope, be a fitting prize for the top three finishers in the Challenge.”
Student Motorsport founder and Challenge organiser John Paul ‘JP’ Latham: “I am delighted to welcome iManage Performance Ltd as sponsor for the 2023 season finale. Inter-personal relationships, teamwork and effective management and leadership are all crucial elements of success in the demanding world of professional motorsport and I know that all our learners will find Bob’s insight fascinating and valuable.
“I must also thank Bob and iManage Performance Ltd for their tremendous prize of a day’s training at McLaren. That will be a very special day for all involved.”
Student Motorsport Challenge activities for the season finale of the BRSCC CityCar Cup Championship get underway at Silverstone on the morning of Saturday October the 7th with the Student Motorsport Seminar, taking place in the Auditorium in the Silverstone Wing. Student Motorsport extends special thanks to the BRSCC and Silverstone Club Meeting Event Manager Charles Grattan for making the Seminar morning possible. The Pit Stop Challenge takes place in the afternoon during which teams will compete against the clock to complete set tasks within a simulated racing pit stop.
Track action gets underway on Sunday October the 8th with the 15-minute qualifying session at 9.00am followed by the first of two 15-minute contests around the 1.85 miles of the International circuit at 2.15pm.