JCB revs up for Grand Prix safety role

A number of JCB machines are set to play a supporting role at the upcoming Formula One French Grand Prix.

Twelve Loadalls and Teletruks have been commissioned by the track at Le Castellet, near Marseilles, to provide safety back up. JCB said the fleet will be “strategically placed” to rescue any cars that break down or spin off the track.

The move strengthens JCB’s links with motorsport following a second season sponsoring Williams Martini Racing.

Edd Hood, JCB head of sponsorship said, “The JCB brand has a strong reputation throughout Europe and, with our Williams Martini Racing partnership, a great understanding of the demands of Formula One so it makes perfect sense for us to provide this professional trackside back-up service.

“Our Loadall and Teletruk machines are industry leading multi-taskers – easily strong enough to lift any Formula One car out of danger yet equally at home on construction sites and farms. We are delighted to support the Le Castellet team as they host the first French Grand Prix in a decade.”