Lime Rock companions with FCP Euro to create new additions to the ability
Lime Rock Park has entered right into a long-term partnership with European automobile components on-line retailer FCP Euro. The partnership will create in-person and digital alternatives for each organizations to extend model consciousness and buyer attain. Because the “Official Auto Elements Provider” of Lime Rock Park, the partnership may even embody two new facility additions supported by FCP Euro to the park’s 400-acre motorsports and leisure campus in Lakeville, Conn.
“FCP Euro Proving Grounds,” a not too long ago expanded and repaved autocross and skid-pad facility, would be the first of the park’s upgrades in preparation for the 2021 motorsport season. Opening instantly after Memorial Day weekend, this autocross monitor units a brand new customary for design and high-performance driver schooling and is over half a mile lengthy in its most configuration. Moreover, set to open in 2022 would be the growth of a brand-new FCP Euro expertise and hospitality heart adjoining to the “Proving Grounds” overlooking Lime Rock Park’s Left-Hander into No-Title Straight.
The ten-year settlement is the primary strategic initiative to be introduced by Lime Rock Park’s new possession group, led by basic companions Charles Mallory, Dicky Riegel, and Invoice Rueckert together with a gaggle of personal buyers. The group has not too long ago assumed management and stewardship of Lime Rock Park from longtime proprietor Skip Barber, who continues as a big investor and is taking part in a key function in preserving Lime Rock Park’s legacy.
Established in 1986 as a family-owned brick-and-mortar auto components retailer, FCP Euro (fcpeuro.com) has grown to a world on-line provider of alternative components for European automobiles, surpassing $100 million in revenues for 2020 and on tempo for $500 million in revenues by 2025. FCP Euro has additionally straight participated in motorsports since 2016, successful the TC America TCR Championship in 2019, and in 2021 launching an IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem program with a top-10 end of their debut race at Mid Ohio.
The “FCP Euro Proving Grounds” presents a full redesign and rebuild of Lime Rock Park’s infield autocross course and skidpad facility, offering fanatics a possibility to develop their driving abilities in a protected and managed setting, getting ready them for the larger racing monitor.
The design for the state-of-the-art 5,000 square-foot expertise and occasion heart overlooking the Left-Hander is underway, with development slated to begin by the top of the 2021 racing season. It would complement FCP Euro’s present expertise heart at their headquarters in Milford, CT, the place they routinely host automobiles & coffees, native automobile golf equipment, and occasions to their clients and group.
“All of us at Lime Rock Park are thrilled to announce this partnership with this world-class, Connecticut-based firm,” stated Reigel, Lime Rock Park president and CEO. “Not solely is FCP Euro an impressive model like Lime Rock Park, we share the identical values of making the perfect expertise for our customers. Lime Rock Park will change into a house away from residence for FCP Euro for years to come back and we’re delighted to welcome their model companions and clients to the Park.”
“To say that I’m enthusiastic about this partnership is an understatement,” stated Nick Bauer, FCP Euro’s president and founder. “Each fanatic inside our firm has their very own cherished reminiscence of their first Lime Rock Park expertise, and due to Skip Barber’s long-term possession and curation, the monitor has a preserved tradition and setting not like another.”
Scott Drozd, CEO of FCP Euro added, “We’re excited for the strategic partnership between FCP Euro and Lime Rock Park, two robust manufacturers which have deep roots within the state of Connecticut. This partnership will assist facilitate the expansion over the subsequent decade whereas enhancing and additional growing the automotive communities surrounding each organizations.”