Cambridge, England. 11th August – Walero, the original British retailer of temperature regulating base layers has today announced an official supplier agreement with Australian retailer Fibre 15 to supply the most technologically advanced range of competition base layers (race underwear) to the Australian motorsport community.
The new association means that Walero’s flame retardant underwear will be available for online purchase in Australia.
Walero underwear garments are FIA and SFI approved and are tailored for a superior fit with flat-lock seams and supersoft fabric for maximum comfort under race conditions. Developed by NASA for off-world applications, Outlast ® fabric technology actively regulates your body temperature despite changes in your environment, reducing perspiration by 30%. Combining that with eco-friendly anti-microbial application means that everyone will keep coming out of the car smelling of roses.
Paul and Cath Loiacono, Fibre 15 Pty Ltd, commented: “We see enormous potential for the Walero brand in Australia. The Walero product is a game changer with its innovative design and temperature regulating fabric. Fibre 15 is all about supplying the best brands, latest styles and newest materials, so Walero is the perfect fit for our Motorsport customers”.
Walero Racewear founder Fiona James added: “Walero are excited to announce a partnership with Fibre 15. We are delighted that we are now able to market our products in Australia which has a huge motorsport community and as they have much higher temperature extremes than us here in the UK, our Walero products are ideally suited to them. As both Cath and Paul race themselves, they are an ideal company to work with us as they fully understand the requirements of race drivers.”
About Fibre 15:
A full life would be considered an understatement when referring to husband and wife team Cath and Paul Loiacono. The founders of online Athletic and Athleisure company Fibre 15, are a team in business, family, love and all things life! They somehow manage to juggle it all, multiple businesses, friends, fitness, sport and their four adorable children.
With 10 years of business partnership under their belt, Paul and Cath tackle every challenge with a gritty type of commitment that you can’t help but be inspired by. Life is about balance, and that’s where they recently drew their inspiration to start Fibre 15. Both Cath and Paul are committed to fitness and wellbeing and spend much of their spare time on the race track. Yes, this hard-working pair release the pressure of business with their mutual love of motorsport.
Having travelled numerous parts of the globe, combined with their active lifestyle, they realised the short-comings in athletic fashion offered in Australia. Fibre 15 was founded with the vision to bring fresh designer brands and styles from Europe and America, along with a selection of sports-specific brands offering innovative designs and materials. A range which spans yoga tights to gym wear, through to high tech running gear and temperature regulating motorsport base layers.
Ambassador and British racing driver Harry Webb is enjoying a dominant season in the all new SsangYong Racing Challenge.
Harry was the first driver to be signed by the series and is proving his value on track with three superb wins so far. Walero supports him in the #02 Walero/Witham truck and of course he wears the range of anti-microbial, flame retardant base layers during race weekends.
Said Harry; “I am delighted to be supported by Walero. The SYRC is so much fun, and the trucks look fantastic. The Walero branding really stands out, so I am happy to be flying the flag for them in the UK.”
The one make racing challenge consists of twelve SsangYong Racing Musso Pick-up trucks racing at iconic circuits in the UK; Snetterton, Silverstone, Knockhill, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park with the season finale at Brands Hatch in Kent in October.
The next round will take place at Oulton Park on Saturday 29th July.
Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motorsport in Northamptonshire was the backdrop for our June 2017 Ambassador photo shoot.
We were delighted to be joined by Aiden Moffat, who travelled all the way from Scotland to be with us at Silverstone along with Katie Milner, Sebastian Priaulx, Kirsty Widdrington, Harry Webb and Calum Lockie for our first official photo shoot.
Founder Fiona James was on hand to discuss the product with the ambassadors whose input is invaluable with ongoing development plans. Our current team are competing in high profile events such as the British Touring Car Championship, Ginetta GT5 Challenge, Ginetta Juniors, British Drifting, SsangYong Racing, British F4 and Historic events. We are delighted that our profile and brand image is authenticated through consumers’ direct experience which in turn is working well for the business and our ambitious plans.
We are looking forward to seeing what the season brings for our Ambassadors and wish them all well for the remainder of the year.
Finally huge thanks to Melindi Scott and Goldtrack for supplying the garage base for us to host our day.
Walero is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Harry Webb as a retailer for the Walero Base Layers range at motorsport events around the UK.
The team at Walero will be working closely with Harry, currently competing in the British F4 and SsangYong Racing Challenge, to increase the high standard of service that Walero offers its customers and sell their temperature regulated products at events.
You can purchase stock directly from Harry Webb or pre-order by contacting him on:
Mobile 07808891882 or Email: email@example.com
Visit Walero for more information on our temperature regulation, flame retardant racing base layers.
Harry Webb (GB) has been named as a new Walero Base Layers Brand Ambassador. In this role, the Walero branded Sang Yong Racing driver will not only represent the brand by competing in the Ssang Yong Musso Pick Up Racing Challenge but will also continue his driver development programme and contest selected karting events in Europe and the UK.
One of motorsport’s premier young kart racers, the British driver, has a glittering CV with highlights including the Rotax Euro Challenge Senior Champion in 2015, Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final Junior Champion, Rotax Max European and Winter Champion.
Said Harry Webb; “I am delighted to be appointed as a Brand Ambassador for this superb range of base Layer products. I was lucky enough to sample them during my test and they were incredibly comfortable. I am looking forward with great excitement to the start of the SsangYong Musso Pick Up Racing Challenge.”
Season one of the Ssang Yong Musso Pick-Up Racing Challenge gets underway at Snetterton in Norfolk on Saturday, 13th May 2017.
Nathalie, who is the first woman with a severe spinal injury to obtain a racing licence in 2015, is a woman on a mission. Since breaking her neck in a car crash as a passenger when she was just 16 years old, Nathalie has continued to pursue various sporting challenges on and off the track. While at university she began playing wheelchair rugby gaining a place on the GB national squad but it was the introduction to motorsport during a track day that ignited her fire.
2017 will see Nathalie committed to her duties as a ‘Dare to be Different’ ambassador and she will be contesting the Porsche Club Championship in the UK and selected sports car endurance events. Also, she has signed to take part in the extremely challenging 2017 London Marathon Wheelchair Race in April.
Nathalie McGloin commented: “A high quality fireproof is essential to get the best results in motorsport. When I’m in the car, my sole focus has to be my driving. As a driver with a spinal injury, I struggle to regulate my body temperature. I wear my Walero products for my sports training as well. Whether I’m racing or playing sports, Walero takes care of my comfort and temperature regulation leaving me to focus on my performance.”
Added Fiona James, Managing Director, Walero Ltd: “We are excited to be working with Nathalie; she is one of the most positive, vibrant and determined people we’ve met and she will be a great asset to Team Walero. Our products should really help her achieve her goals both on and off the track.”
Walero products were developed by NASA for off-world applications to regulate body temperature in any conditions. The thermo-regulating know-how has been proven to actually reduce perspiration by up to 33%.
Walero caught up with founder Fiona James to see how her racing season in the 2016 Supercar Challenge went and how she feels her skills have developed since she joined the Dutch-based Blueberry Racing team.
Q: What preparation did you do ahead of the season?
A: “My planned schedule for pre-season testing was cancelled after the Brussels bomb attacks shut down European travel for a few days earlier this year. As I only had limited time my best option was to get some coaching in the simulator at iZone (Silverstone) with John Pratt, which I continued all season. I also worked hard on my fitness, as there are no luxuries such as power steering in the Praga race car and it’s a high G-force car.”
Q: What were the challenges you faced?
A: “The lack of testing was an issue and a setback. It took a bit of time getting the seating sorted out, and I ended up having to learn to left foot brake on a race weekend, which was not ideal. Having come from GT cars where you stand on the brakes as hard as you can, this is the opposite and just takes a bit of time to understand. Zolder has never been my best circuit as I get car sick at that circuit (though I have managed a few podiums, so it’s obviously not as bad as I think!). Coupled with that the extreme noise and vibrations from the car can unsettle you and my ears were ringing for some time after the 60-minute race.”
Q: How would you describe your season?
A: “I really enjoyed it – it was great to get back to basics and not have any driver aids. It was a big learning curve, and I would like to do another year in Europe as I think it helped my driving skills. The season was a bit mixed, as the car was very underpowered on the straights so at places like Snetterton and Assen I struggled. The GT cars were flying past me on the straights, but at Oschersleben, I had a great race and came from the back of the grid into third place.”
Q: Your best result?
A: “I had a few second places, but Oschersleben was my most satisfying podium, as I had a real fight on my hands after poor qualifying but managed to get up to third.”
Q: How important was the support from the race team?
A: “Blueberry were great to work with. Despite the language barrier, we had some fun and everyone worked really hard. I felt terrible when I had to pull out of the race at Zolder after I became ill. They have given me my racing bug back after a tough 2015 and I’m hoping that I can contest the Dutch Supercar Challenge in the same car next year. We did a lot of set-up work and made tremendous progress at Spa at the end of the season, which has given me the confidence to challenge for race wins.”
Q: Where did you end up in the championship standings?
A: “Second. I collected points and had several podiums, so I am happy with my performance this year. Having said that, I intend to push myself more in 2017 and capitalise on this year’s experience and results.”