Bitcoin exchange CoinCorner sponsors competitor in Isle of Man motorcycle race
CoinCorner, a bitcoin exchange and web wallet provider based in the Isle of Man, is sponsoring New Zealand rider Bruce Anstey in this year’s Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Races.
This marks the second year CoinCorner is sponsoring Anstey in the two-week motorcycle competition, which started on Saturday, according to a press release sent to CoinReport. The award-winning rider’s helmet bears both the CoinCorner and bitcoin logos.
Anstey has placed on the podium more than 30 times since his debut in 1996, said the press release. He is a former lap record holder, with a time of 17 minutes 6.682 seconds – an average speed of 132.298 miles per hour.
‘Being from the Isle of Man, we all admire the skill and courage of those that race in the TT,’ said Phil Collins, co-founder and head of operations at CoinCorner, to CoinReport. ‘It’s rightfully acknowledged as the world’s most dangerous road race and those that compete do so for the love of it, as the risk/reward is very much one sided.’
Collins said CoinCorner decided to sponsor Anstey because ‘he’s just such a likeable guy – a real gentleman around the paddock, quiet but totally approachable and friendly to boot. Stick him on a bike, however, and you unleash a cool, calculated speed demon … If he gets out of bed on the right side, Bruce is a proper force to be reckoned with.’
This post was published at Coin Report on 30 May 2016.