IXEurope, Europe’s specialist datacentre and hosting services company, has today announced that it is to sponsor Primetime Land Speed Engineering in its attempt to break the World Electric Land Speed Record next month.

Primetime Land Speed Engineering - current holders of the Outright British Land Speed Record- will attempt to make history on 9th June by reaching a speed of over 300mph in an electric car. The team, made up of driver Mark Newby and engineer Colin Fallows, will travel to the Chott-el-Jerid salt flats in Southern Tunisia in the attempt to take the car, ’ABB e=motion’, past the current 245mph record.

The sponsorship deal gives IXEurope the opportunity to further its commitment to developing technologies. The package involves branding on the car, use of the vehicle and team at corporate events throughout the year and sponsorship on the backboards at all interviews and banners at all publicity events.

Guy Willner, the CEO of IXEurope commented, “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this World Speed Record attempt. This is a fantastic effort by a world-class team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of battery powered technology. Our support of the event demonstrates IXEurope’s commitment to the use of ecologically sound technologies as shown by our own environmentally friendly fire suppression and air conditioning systems. IXEurope wishes the team the very best of luck in their attempt.”

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About IXEurope.

IXEurope provides outsourced datacentre services and hosted solutions management in four countries - UK, Germany, France and Switzerland - through its network of 8 datacentres.

As a specialist in datacentre services, IXEurope offers its customers access to flexible outsourced solutions while they maintain overall control of their projects. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope gives clients cost effective access to expertise and exceptional service levels.

IXEurope delivers its services to systems integrators and IT consultants; hosting and managed service providers; and network service providers. Working in partnership with our solution providers, IXEurope datacentres house IT and networking systems for global enterprises, financial institutions, government agencies and e-commerce and mid-sized companies. IXEurope's backers include Bank of America Equity Partners and European Acquisition Capital. For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com

For further information, please contact:

Nick Clark
Nelson Bostock Communications
Phone + 44 (0) 20 7792 7412
nick.clark@nelsonbostock.com or hannah.bailey@nelsonbostock.com

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Published on: 12:00AM on 1st June 2004