Spencer Sport was founded in January 2014 as a division of Spencer ECA (Environmental Care Associates), a well-established provider of environmental care, landscaping and construction industry support services. Behind the team is a collection of industry professionals, ensuring that each opportunity is maximised. They provide support for PR, media, marketing, business development, hospitality and technical back up.
Initially, Spencer Sport was involved with rally teams competing in regional and national events. Then, in October 2015, the company took a significant step forward by expanding its operation to become the official distributor in the UK and Ireland for the Swedish built, R5 specification Mitsubishi Mirage rally car.
To cope with the increased business, Spencer Sport refurbished and extended its premises to create a purpose-built facility for preparing and maintaining rally cars. It has also invested in a team of experienced staff and equipment, plus developed the land surrounding its workshops to incorporate a gravel rally stage and test-venue.
In 2016 Spencer Sport entered the MSA British Rally Championship for the first time and, following an impressive debut season, claimed an emphatic second place. The result was particularly rewarding for the team, as it was one of only two in the whole field that recorded a 100% finishing record and scored points on every round.
Another British Rally Championship campaign in 2017 saw the team competing for the title once again, scoring podium finishes in five of the season’s eight rounds. It also made its spectacular entry into the British and European Rallycross Championships.
Underpinning the business ethos is the team’s environmental policy, minimising the impact of its ecological footprint by the way it carries out its activities. Wherever possible, it uses sustainable resources and ensures that waste materials such as tyres, oils and other consumable items are recycled or disposed of in a responsible manner.
Spencer Sport has the infrastructure, expertise and experience to build prepare and run cars in a range of championships and a variety of motorsport disciplines in the UK and overseas:
An eight-round championship comprising gravel and asphalt events, with one round in Belgium and the season concluding with the Wales Rally GB.
Featuring eight of the best rallies in Europe, the season includes events on both gravel and asphalt.
The ‘Formula 2’ category of the world Rally Championship, featuring R5 specification cars and taking place on some of the most famous rallies in the world, including the Wales Rally GB.
A nine-round season with eight events based at UK racing circuits and one in Ireland.
Featuring nine rounds in nine different countries, including the UK.
A 12-round calendar of which 10 events are in Europe (UK included) the other two taking place in Canada and South Africa
With so many racing campaigns to choose from in the UK, Europe and further afield, Spencer Sport is currently reviewing its options. It is anticipated that whatever category is selected, it is likely to be based on saloon cars and feature manufacturer involvement.
Having started in road rallying, there is nothing Jamie likes more than highlighting the performance of the Mitsubishi Mirage R5 on asphalt and gravel events.
Philip drives a Spencer Sport-run Hopkins Motorsport-backed Mitsubishi Mirage R5 on selected asphalt rallies.
Osian is Spencer Sport’s test and development driver on the Mitsubishi Mirage R5 project.
The five-time British Rallycross Champion drives the Spencer Sport Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar.
Team Co-ordinator / Co-driver
PR and Marketing
Come and join us on our motorsport journey!
We invite you to become involved with one or more of our exciting sporting campaigns, beit Rallying, Rallycross or Racing at either national or international level.
The bespoke nature of our exclusive programmes means that we work with our partners to maximise the effectiveness of association. Consequently, the Spencer Sport team will work hard to ensure that the expectations of its commercial partners and sponsors will not only be met, but exceeded. The team sees its commercial relationships as long-term partnerships and therefore strives to nurture its associations for the benefit of all parties.
Business-to-business opportunities also exist via the team’s holding company, Spencer ECA (Environmental Care Associates). Now one of the most respected operators in the land maintenance and groundworks sector, the company works with many multi-national corporations, government agencies, local authorities, civil and utility companies, as well as smaller, private operations.
There is a range of options available to the team’s supporting partners. The level of investment is entirely negotiable, with the extent of the package provided by the team commensurate with the value of the contribution.
Spencer Sport understands the importance of media coverage and the publicity that surrounds it. We will therefore be pleased to work with our partners’ own PR and marketing departments to understand the target markets, promotional needs and corporate messages that the company wishes to communicate.
We will generate media activity and brand exposure that is relevant, on message and effective. This includes targeted features and coverage in national, specialist and trade media.