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STR becomes Wilvo Forkrent KTM

Steve Turner’s KTM-backed motocross team has joined forces with two new title sponsors and starts the 2014 season under the new banner of: WILVO FORKRENT KTM.

Both Wilvo and Fork Rent are major players in their respective markets. Wilvo, based in Bergeijk, Netherlands, specialises in manufacturing sheet metal parts and assemblies from its 20,000 square metre production facility. With its modern machine park and quality craftsmanship it can accommodate large, small, simple or complex projects, delivering fast turnarounds.

Fork Rent plc, based in Ipswich, UK is the largest independently-owned self-drive plant hire company servicing the whole of the UK from its head office in East Anglia. The company boasts a modern fleet of over 3000 machines, including backhoe loaders, compact excavators, dumpers, access equipment and utility vehicles as well as a huge fleet of telescopic handlers and recently hit the headlines after placing one of JCB’s biggest ever orders for the supply of 900 telehandlers worth more than £53million.

Team Manager, Steve Turner commented, “As you can imagine every team is under pressure financially in the current climate and it is a welcome boost to everyone involved to be able to secure the support of two fantastic companies in Wilvo and Fork Rent. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of the team and after bringing in Jake Nicholls for 2014 to join Matiss Karro in MXGP we are obviously looking to make another step in the right direction. With the continued support of KTM, together with that of our new title sponsors we can continue our quest to take the team to a higher level in terms of presentation, professionalism and more importantly results.”

Wilvo CEO, Louis Vosters added, “I’m very pleased to be involved with Steve’s team in MXGP alongside our existing team in MX2 and I’m looking forward to the start of the season. I’ve worked with Jake Nicholls for several years now and was delighted when he agreed terms to ride in Steve’s team, allowing us to continue our association.”

Fork Rent Chairman, Guy Nicholls concluded, “We are happy to support Steve and his team and also continue our association with Wilvo. Over the last few years Steve has already put in place the foundations for a successful team and we at Fork Rent are more than happy to assist him as he continues his evolution.”

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