A BRADFORD car leasing firm has won a contract to supply vehicles to the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’, Silverstone.

JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions has been appointed by Silverstone Circuit t supply its fleet of track, safety, security and catering vehicles.

All the vehicles will sport the branding of Silverstone and the Apperley Bridge-based company.

JCT600 VLS is the business’ specialist leasing and fleet management division, and approached Silverstone last summer to discuss the management of its 200-strong fleet, and was one of a handful of companies chosen to pitch for the business.

JCT600 carried out extensive work, including a demonstration day to showcase a number of vehicles, and was awarded a four-year contract by Silverstone, which hosts the British Formula 1 Grand Prix annually along with many other racing events throughout the year.

So far, JCT600 has supplied the circuit with 38 vehicles; 21 Mitsubishi L200 pick-up trucks, two refrigerated Renault vans, one Ford Focus, and 15 Renault Master and Kangoo Maxi vans.

Lee Thomas, procurement and contracts manager for Silverstone Circuits, said: “We were extremely impressed by the amount of hard work and time JCT600 put into helping us to choose the best vehicles for our needs.

“The on-site demo day they organised enabled personnel from our various departments to try out a number of makes and models for themselves, and the company has continued to provide a high level of personal service.”

Paul Walters, managing director for JCT600 VLS, added: “With JCT600’s racing heritage, we are, of course, proud to partner with Silverstone Circuits and for their on-site vehicles to bear our livery.

“ I understand we were chosen because of our ability to provide a truly bespoke package, ensuring that every vehicle is suitable for its particular purpose.

“We were also able to work within Silverstone’s time frame, with the vehicles ordered, liveried and delivered within just three months.”

JCT600 has a rich racing history, being founded by renowned rally driver Jack Tordoff, whose grandson Sam currently competes for Team JCT600 in the British Touring Car Championships.