Smooth getaways are now on King’s agenda

Warwickshire driver Jordan King will head into his fast-approaching 2012 campaign in the sharpest form possible after tying up a new sponsorship agreement with British skincare business King of Shaves.

Over the next five weeks, Jordan will do battle for M2 Competition in the one-make Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand - the country’s premier, fastest and most fiercely-contested single-seater championship.

The Princethorpe College student will first take to the track at Teretonga, followed by outings at Timaru, Taupo, Hampton Downs and Manfeild.

It was, however, an outstanding performance almost 8,000 miles away that brought the 17-year-old to King of Shaves’ attention, when he brilliantly clinched the MRF Formula Championship title in front of all the influential F1 movers-and-shakers at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in October.

“Some of the key people from King of Shaves were there when we won the championship,” said King. “We got talking and then arranged a proper meeting back in the UK.

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“It’s clearly a very prestigious company to be associated with, and a cool brand, too - and obviously it’s a particularly good fit with my surname as well.”