Date: 13.09.2023

Bespoke motor racing team support

Metro has confirmed a strategic partnership with motorsport logistics specialists, Bespoke Handling, to provide UK and European racing teams with complete logistics support. 

The partnership with classic, vintage and racing car specialists, Bespoke Handling, is an exciting extension to our automotive service portfolio and will provide motorsport teams one-stop access to comprehensive freight, logistics, insurance and customs support, including ATA Carnet preparation.

The first race that Metro and Bespoke will support, with door-to-door logistics solutions for the shipping of cars, kit and equipment to and from the circuits, features the best GT teams and cars from across the globe, in an event that has gained the appreciation of the endurance racing community. 

The 13th edition of the ‘Gulf 12 Hours’ will take place at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on Sunday 10th December 2023, bringing together many prestigious motorsport brands, including: Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche, battling in the final endurance race of the 2023 season.

Coming from a motor sport background, the Bespoke Handling team have a racing pedigree which, when combined with Metro’s extensive industry knowledge, global capability and technology, makes a compelling logistics proposition for UK and European race teams planning to compete and as the teams move in to the winter race season, our support will be rolled out to other events across the Middle East region.

Embracing packaging, specialist transport, customs documentation, carnets and insurance, Metro and Bespoke’s objective is to provide race teams in the UK and Europe with a fully customised and comprehensive, logistics and compliance solution for their forthcoming race calendars. 

Metro work with leading automotive manufacturers of family, prestige and sports cars, supporting their after-sales parts logistics and finished vehicle positioning, with international transport by sea, road and air, alongside project solutions for the global movement of new, prototype and pre-production vehicles to test sites, photoshoots and media events.

To learn more about our motor racing initiative, or to discuss our automotive capability, EMAIL Heather Smith.