TAG HEUER TAKES POLE POSITION AT THE 2015 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

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    TAG HEUER TAKES POLE POSITION AT THE 2015 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

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    - TAG Heuer celebrated its fifth year as the Official Timing Partner of the Goodwood Festival of Speed with their strongest ever presence at the event.
    - VIP Guests including Daisy Lowe, Gene Simmons as well as Drivers, Jenson Button, Damon Hill and Freddie Hunt enjoyed the hospitality of the TAG Heuer Driver’s Club, wearing a unique badge designed by Christoph Behling.
    - The TAG Heuer stand featured a motor-racing exhibition showcasing the McLaren MP4/4, a McLaren MP4-26, the GT-R LM Nismo fresh from Le Mans and helicopter gas turbine engine ‘MadMax’ bike.
    - 5 watches were launched including two Carrera Calibre 16 Senna, two new Senna editions based on the ever popular Formula One model and the McLaren limited edition

    ‘Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge’
    TAG Heuer marked its fifth year as the official timing partner of the world renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed with its strongest ever presence at the event. A particular highlight of the TAG Heuer stand was an exhibition of ultra-high performance two and four wheeled vehicles - including the McLaren MP4/4 Formula One car originally driven by the late, legendary TAG Heuer ambassador Ayrton Senna during the 1988 season when he took the chequered flag on eight occasions to win the Grand Prix of San Marino, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium and the United States.

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    The MP4/4 is the most successful F1 car ever built, but it was raw and basic compared with the state-of-the-art McLaren MP4-26 which was also on display. Its presence on the stand offered visitors a rare chance to get close to a current Formula One car and, together with the MP4/4, illustrated the 30-year relationship between McLaren and TAG Heuer - the longest partnership between a watch brand and a constructor in the history of the sport.

    TAG Heuer’s backing of Nissan GTR Nismo racing was also highlighted by the presence of the remarkable TAG Heuer sponsored GT-R LM Nismo which appeared at Goodwood fresh from competing at the Le Mans 24 hours. The fourth and final machine on display was a remarkable record-breaking motorcycle powered by a helicopter gas turbine engine. The ‘MadMax’ bike, which belongs to Guernsey-based TAG Heuer collector Zef Eisenberg, was developed and built on the island and is capable of 233.7

    Unique badge for the Drivers’ Club
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    Those fortunate enough to be offered access to the TAG Heuer Drivers Club - where racing legends taking part in the Festival of Speed go to eat, rest and relax between ascents of the hill were presented with a unique badge created by TAG Heuer designer Christoph Behling.
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    Jenson Button and his wife Jessica Michibata, Damon Hill, Freddie Hunt (Son of legendary British F1 Champion James Hunt), Gene Simmons and Daisy Lowe visited across the weekend, taking the opportunity to relax in the TAG Heuer Drivers’ Club hospitality suite between Festival activities. Gene Simmons, lead singer of KISS, also presented the TAG Heuer ‘Fastest Time Of The Festival’ Award to Olly Clark who snatched victory in his Subaru Impreza "Gobstopper II". The 780hp Time Attack competitor stomped the 1.16 mile hill in 44.91 seconds.

    At the TAG Heuer Pavilion, visitors had the chance to see the 4 all-new Senna TAG Heuer watches and the McLaren limited edition, which were launched exclusively at the Festival.
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    The new Senna pieces comprise four models, which celebrate the on-going role of Ayrton Senna as a TAG Heuer ambassador. The Carrera Calibre 16 Senna was available with a polished and brushed steel case and an anthracite dial on a stainless steel bracelet, or with a blackened titanium case, black dial and rubber, tyre tread strap. There were also two new Senna editions based on the ever popular Formula One model, plus a McLaren special edition, which marks TAG Heuer’s 30 year collaboration with the constructor. Each of the 5,000 pieces are individually numbered and feature a special McLaren bezel and black and red striped ‘NATO’ style strap.
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