At Stagefreight, our team of drivers love being on the road. Their work has taken them across the UK, Europe and beyond thanks to our work as an event transport provider. Many of our team are fans of driving-related activities, too, and we’re proud to support a rising star in the motorcycling world.
Our Director, Chris Adgie, has been in touch with motorcycling legend Steven Procter for details on his latest activities. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at his remarkable career so far.
Stagefreight became a sponsor of Steven Procter in 2018, but his career began some time before that. He debuted at the Manx Grand Prix in 2015, where he immediately started turning heads; Road Racing News said he “had an excellent record in pure road racing” and was “more than capable of standing on the podium.”
In 2018, he competed at several short circuit and road race events across Europe. The highlight of 2018 was in the Manx Grand Prix senior race; Procter came 3rd and got a personal best lap, with an average speed of 120.5mph.
The Manx Grand Prix was first held in 1930, and started life in 1923 as an amateur-focussed event. Today’s motorcyclists race to complete four laps on the 37-mile Mountain Circuit, a challenging course where speeds approach 200mph. Its route—which is fraught with bends and curves—makes any victory a truly prestigious achievement.
We’re about halfway through the year, but Steven’s already seen some major racing achievements. He’s competed in the Tandragee 100—one of Northern Ireland’s most important road races—where he came 6th in the super sport class! He also came 9th in the open classes, with almost 300 entrants competing in this year’s event.
Steven later raced at Donington Park with the NG Road Racing club. He finished in 6th, 7th and 6th place again in the 600 class, while he came in 10th, 11th and 14th in the open class. More recently, in May, he raced at Cadwell Park at their King of the Mountain event.
Of course, the fun isn’t over yet; Steven will be returning to the Manx Grand Prix this year! Practice races for the event start on Saturday the 17th of August, with the Grand Prix wrapping up on Friday the 30th of August. We wish Steven every success in this event. Update from the 2019 Manx Grand Prix – Congratulations to Steven for placing 6th and a time of 01:16:59.693. Brilliant job!
Steven Procter is going from strength to strength as a motorcyclist, and we’re very proud to be sponsoring him. If you’re looking for an event transport provider who really cares about sporting events, Stagefreight are happy to help.
When it comes to transport for live events, all of our drivers have plenty of experience and practical knowledge. We’re keenly aware of how important it is to time events properly, and we’ll make sure everything you need arrives when it’s meant to. We can also offer advice on lighting and acoustics, help construct any stages with your team, and handle documentation and paperwork if you’re travelling abroad.
If you’d like to learn more about our talented team of drivers, you can read our Meet the Drivers articles here and here. You can also learn more about our Director, Chris, in this article. If you’d like to make use of our services, you can learn more about them here, or give us a call on 0113 238 0805.