Week 4Week 4 (ending) Sunday 17.02.13 Weight 12st 6lbs – I’m a bad, bad boy! I was out on Saturday night and in party animal mode. I never drink to excess but I didn’t get to bed until 7am so Sunday training was just not going to happen. But wait! Actually, I built my regime to accommodate exactly that eventuality so, after ‘resting’ on Sunday, I did Sunday’s weights session on Monday at lunchtime and completed the day with 1 hour of BodyJam and my abs session in the evening. Back on track! I may even try that again because I seemed to train better for the extra day’s rest. Any excuse…

Some may be alarmed at the steady increase in my body weight. Don’t be! Remember I’m on a twelve week programme, the first eight weeks of which is focused on improving strength and building muscle. Well, you can’t build muscle by starving yourself so, for now, I’m happy to let the weight increase in the certain knowledge (please, Lord!) that when I get to the ‘cut’ section of my programme it will drop off, leaving me lean and mean. The new picture tells its own story and I’m really happy with that after just four weeks. My strength has improved steadily throughout and the muscle mass increase is clear to see.

Did I restore the discipline? You can see my full Week 4 report and the ***NEW PIC*** here.

David Gale
RamTec Motorsport
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12 Week ChallengeWelcome to Dave Gale’s 12 week Fitness Challenge!

The aim of my racing project is to demonstrate that ’50-Somethings’ can still compete! As part of my preparation for a move into professional kart racing, I have to get myself back as close as I can to the level of fitness I had decades ago when I was a double grand prix motorcycle champion.

At 54 years old, I know I have a mountain to climb before I’m close to being fit enough to commence a grueling racing test schedule. I’m used to training but I have to step it up and deliver a lot more stamina combined with top-end strength.

Dave GaleI’ve always enjoyed cross-training, using different sporting activities to deliver specific results but this time I wanted to try something a little different. A unique blend of Les Mills choreographed BodyJam for my cardio, combined with weights in the Virgin Active gym. I still have a liking for the occasional game of football, basketball and a stint or two on a Nordictrack eliptical machine, so my schedule needs to stay flexible to keep things interesting.

The one significant addition that I’m going to make to my training schedule for the next twelve weeks is the use of a range of protein supplements. As someone who has never used a training supplement, I want to see just how much difference modern sports nutrition can make in the next 12 weeks.

Follow my progress here!

KartingRamTec Motorsport is pleased to announce its 2013 Sponsors’ Prospectus highlighting a range of options that includes marketing to the 50+ age group with the move to four wheels of veteran grand prix motorcycle championship winner Dave Gale.

As well as adding a mature flavour to the marketing mix, RamTec is also pleased to announce a unique partnership with one of the world’s best known breakdancing crews.

Dave Gale said, “We’ve always been prepared to go the extra mile for sponsors by offering city-centre displays. Now we can add an exciting breakdancing crew to our display stand that will feature our hi-tech racing karts.

Right click here and ‘Save Target As’ for the 2013 RamTec Motorsport Prospectus

David Gale
CEO
RamTec Motorsport
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Dave Gale -RamTec  RT2Veteran racer and superbike racing coach Dave Gale is set to make a competitive debut in professional kart racing in 2013.

Former two wheeled champ Dave has been training hard in preparation for a switch to the gruelling four wheeled world of professional kart racing but he’s under no illusions about how tough it will be.

“I’m used to training hard so fitness won’t be an issue but I know that I’ll still have a mountain to climb. We have the advantage of knowing how to put a development programme in place having done it successfully many times before but I also know that nothing will prepare me for the first time on a four wheeled starting grid.”

Dave is currently discussing a contract for next season which he admits will be a steep learning curve: “We always make sure that the promotional programme delivers a return for our sponsors win or lose, so there’s just as much emphasis on the business putting together a really good promotional mix for our sponsors.”

David Gale
CEO
RamTec Motorsport
+44 (0)7703 460360

20110801 Will Racing PortraitWill Gale is putting a brave face on a disappointing 2011. Having won the Winter Series Rookie Kart Championship, Will had sponsorship secured to compete in the national championship starting in April but then suffered a last minute withdrawal of funding. Then, a promising new sponsorship lead in the Middle East turned out to be an attempted fraud. So far, the Derby ace hasn’t found the deal that will see him competing at the highest level in the UK and now, to cap it all, Will is suffering from a debilitating medical condition that threatens his karting and his involvement in professional academy football.

Will said, “It’s frustrating because I proved with my three year old kart that I can compete with the factory drivers in their brand new karts. I love my football too but at the moment I get a lot of dizziness.” Will is awaiting an operation later this month to get him back to being fighting fit but still needs to secure a sponsorship deal to get his karting career back on track.

Click HERE for your copy of the new RamTec Motorsport Prospectus.

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CEO
RamTec`Motorsport
+44 (0)7703 460360

Summer Smile for DerbyThe Derby Telegraph teamed up with Derbyshire County Cricket Club to cheer up some of the local people who have featured in the newspaper this year. Having run a number of stories covering Will Gale’s problems with sponsorship, Will had a very much appreciated invite to watch a one-day cricket match between Derbyshire and Kent.

RamTec Motorsport team boss, David Gale, said, “It’s a shame that Will couldn’t make this event but I’m happy to represent him at a great match on a glorious summer’s day. Our thanks go to all of the people at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the Derby Telegraph, and the sponsors, who have worked so hard to make this such a special day.” The event hosted over 150 guests who were treated to superb hospitality and a stirring Derbyshire win!

Click HERE for your copy of the new RamTec Motorsport Prospectus.

David Gale
CEO
RamTec Motorsport
+44 (0)7703 460360

David GaleRamTec Motorsport today launched a new offering for IT-related companies, combining the benefits of traditional motorsports sponsorship with its sister company SITFO.org’s IT marketing and consultancy expertise.

RamTec Motorsport CEO, David Gale, said, “We have a unique capability to deliver a coordinated campaign that links our sponsors’ involvement in our kart racing team to their own requirements for IT seminars and workshops. IT suppliers have a pressing need to engage with their customers in defining enterprise architectures and strategic roadmaps, as a means of securing buy-in to any transformational initiative. My many years experience as a retained consultant to companies like Microsoft Corp means that we can deliver an exceptional seminar and workshop programme for sponsors which is focused exactly on their business requirements”

RamTec Motorsport’s Events Coordinator, Adele Chatterton said, “A racing kart allows us the flexibility to deliver an exhibition display at locations where other forms of motorsport display would pose issues around the available space. We can even link to sponsors’ existing arrangements within Formula 1, since kart racing is the acknowledged path for any aspiring driver. By combining the two threads of motorsport and IT marketing, we can ensure that IT-related sponsors can see an immediate quantifiable return on investment.”

Click HERE for your copy of the new RamTec Motorsport IT-related Prospectus.

David Gale
CEO
RamTec Motorsport

Hamdan AdIn a sad double-whammy, having already been let down on a sponsorship deal just before the opening round of his 2011 National Championship campaign, 12 year old kart racer Will Gale has discovered that a proposed sponsorship from Dubai was part of an elaborate attempted fraud. The perpetrator used a trusted Al Raha International email address and the official signature of the Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit.

Hamdan Ad (pictured left) sent numerous messages to the team claiming to have brokered a commercial sponsorship deal starting in May 2011. Derby-based RamTec Motorsport was hoping that this would get the team back into the running, having missed the opening round of the national kart championship early in April.

Team boss David Gale said, “We’re very careful about verifying identities, particularly with introductions that come via the internet. Fortunately, our belt and braces approach to security led us to check with the Yas Marina circuit’s senior management. Once we’d done that, it became apparent that all was not well. With the recent financial scams perpetrated within sport, particularly the Notts County FC deal that is local to us, we’ve learned to be extra-vigilant.”

Peter Rae, Communications Director at Dubai’s Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit, confirmed the email signature as ‘genuine’ but the sender was not connected to the circuit. He added, “We’re sorry but, as far as we know, this is the first time that this has happened.”

David Gale said, “It’s disgusting that anyone would try to perpetrate such an act on a 12 year old who worked so hard to win the 2011 Winter Series Rookie Championship title. It’s really not the most auspicious start to our National Championship campaign. We’re now forced to sit it out until we find the right company that wants to take advantage of the tremendous promotional package that we’ve put together.”

David Gale
CEO
RamTec`Motorsport
+44 (0)7703 460360

Will & BertieWe failed to hit our deadline. Will Gale will miss the opening round of the national championships. The last minute withdrawal of promised funding just before the championship registration deadline caught us on the hop. We certainly weren’t anticipating it with Will having just been crowned 2011 Winter Series Rookie Champion. Will is crushed.

As per usual, the little people helped as much as they could. Thank you.

***LATEST – 16th APRIL*** We missed the first round of the National Championship. A look at the results suggests that Will would have scored a top ten finish. Given that everyone has to drop their points from one round, it’s not too late to get get back on track. For the moment, we’re forced to sit it out until we find a sponsor who wants to benefit from the unique package that we can offer.

David Gale
CEO
RamTec`Motorsport
+44 (0)7703 460360

Will Gale - Happy DaysA BIG thank you to the Derby Telegraph – click here for Thursday’s story!

With just four hours to go, this will be our last post before our UK national kart championship registration deadline of Friday 18th March. Having put contingency plans in place, we had been assured that we would not be put in this difficult position in the week of championship registration but circumstances have dropped us in the sticky stuff right at the critical moment. If we miss the deadline today, we’ll miss the first round of the national championship. Will has already suffered huge trauma in his life and his racing was the one thing that was keeping him going but there are still four hours to go and we never won a thing in our lives by giving up…

We have a fantastic package available to deliver really focussed communications on behalf of our sponsors. All the details are available in our downloadable prospectuses available from this site. We can build in SITFO.org consultancy days (including a full IT strategy review for your company) into any agreement, and we can also provide expertise in web marketing, media production and PR. If we offend you with our persistence, please accept our apologies but the circumstances are dire with Will feeling as though the bottom has dropped out of his world. Imagine how a twelve year old feels when he’s battled hard to win a championship, only to face the realisation that it could be his last race.

David Gale
CEO
RamTec`Motorsport
+44 (0)7703 460360