Proud to sponsor: TY CUTHBERT KARTING
Buildbase is at the heart of the community; supporting grassroots talent and local initiatives that our customers and colleagues are passionate about too. Among them are a range of apprenticeships aimed at developing the next generation of building talent and we are supporting Ty Cuthbert rise through the ranks in the world of karting.
Ty got his first taste of karting on his eighth birthday and he’s been a fan ever since. Within three months he had entered the TeamSport Indoor Go Karting competition and quickly progressed through the leagues. After six months in his own kart, he saved the funds to afford one round to make his dreams come true and many round the paddock said Ty did not have the experience. He then had two sponsors come on-board which gave Ty the opportunity to race the 1st round in a much powerful kart and new to the UK. Many years on and Ty has secured his Motorsport UK Competition Licence to reach the top of the karting game. Ty’s karting career is supported by many, including us, but his family, particularly his dad Chris, are there to support and cheer him on in everything he does.
This sponsorship gave Ty the broad shoulders he needed to compete at the top level of karting, knowing such a big national brand believed in his ability and wanted to support his rise in Motorsport. He has gained so much respect on and off track for his friendly and respectful personality, which has gained him a great following of new friends along with his proud parents.
As an avid Motorsport fan Ty attends most circuit events from F3, F4, Ginetta, Porsche Cup, Truck Racing, but more importantly British Touring Cars. As people have been following Ty's progress with his headline sponsors the best-known team in BTCC invited Ty to their HQ to get to know him. Following the meeting, Teamhard.com have invited Ty on-board to be an ambassador even though he cannot drive a car for another 3 years but to help raise his profile and support his future in Motorsport.
Every time Ty attends a Motorsport event, he proudly wears his Buildbase branded race suit which has brought huge media attention even on ITV4 and continues to proudly sport his headline sponsors headgear to School.
Ty is immensely proud to be an ambassador for Buildbase and hopefully the dream will continue. The amount of people who trade with Buildbase or in construction recognising the brand is ineradicable which is a great opportunity for Ty/dad to explain the Buildbase business ethos.
Ty in 2020
Nothing has slowed Ty down this year – including lockdown! During this time, Ty got invited to a worldwide online simulator racing competition. He raced against professionals and factory drivers from around the world and came 4th, all whilst his virtual cars were proudly displaying the Buildbase Logo.
Also, during lockdown, due to Ty’s ever-growing presence on social media, he was asked to do two live Q&A sessions, one delivered by a British Touring Car Group with 6K+ followers who usually only have professionals BTCC drivers on. Ty has also been sent lots of different merchandise to do video promotional posts which all have 1000’s of views across social media. Whilst doing all of this social coverage, he proudly wears our logo every single time.
Ty’s twitter following has gained incredible pace through lockdown with followers who retweet and support him from all over the world - including an American pop star Kim Kline! He’s become so popular that he has also been asked for a signed photo from a supporter in Tasmania, Australia.
What are his top achievements?
- Won Winter Series IAME Championship 2019 at Wombwell
- Finished 7 out of 25 in Fulbeck Sprint Championship 2018, despite joining mid-round
- Finished 2019 MiniRok Fulbeck Sprint as vice Champion
- Finished 2019 British SuperOne 10th on points and ranked 12th in the UK first season of racing at the top level
- Finished 2nd in the Motorsport UK Fulbeck Championship
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TY CUTHBERT KARTING GALLERY
"We are extremely humbled and proud of Buildbase's generosity in funding Ty, which has been a game changer. Without the financial stress and strain of getting Ty to complete the full season we can concentrate on his driving and racing skills.
“The number of people that I’ve met at the track who work in construction is incredible from local builders to directors of large construction firms. Ty is hugely recognisable, and people have really opened their eyes to him with his Buildbase suit and kart.” Chris Cuthbert