Exide-Sponsored Grant Packham Wins British Jet-Ski Championship

Bolton, UK – (November 19, 2018) – Grant Packham has won the 2018 IJSBA Rec Lites British Championship, finishing 59 points ahead of his nearest competitor. The 33-year-old from Oxted, Surrey, is one of the UK’s leading talents in jet-ski racing, having just narrowly missed out on last season’s championship. Packham’s jet-ski uses a lightweight Li-Ion battery from Exide Technologies (www.exidegroup.com), a global provider of stored energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets.

Packham started the season with a third-place finish, then won the next three rounds in succession. Despite a breakdown in the fifth round in Preston, he recovered to secure a hard-earned second place. He finished the season with a blistering win at Kingsbury, marking a clean run of podium finishes over the six weekends. Packham was sponsored by Exide, Team Kingsbury, Formax, Nprotune and Jetshed.

Packham’s jet-ski used Exide Li-Ion, a battery that is up to 80% lighter than a standard jet-ski battery. This significant weight advantage allows faster acceleration and better responsiveness, and makes the battery popular among motorbike and jet-ski audiences alike. Exide Li-Ion is maintenance-free and offers powerful safety features and super-fast recharging. The battery’s very low self-discharge makes it ideal for seasonal use, as it retains charge better after long periods of storage.

“I was delighted to be sponsored by Exide, a name that stands for reliability and performance in the powersports community,” said Grant Packham. “The battery performed without fault under harsh conditions and retained its charge despite being left weeks between races. There’s no better battery than Exide Li-Ion. It’s far lighter than a standard jet-ski battery, which improves the acceleration and weight distribution.”

About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies (www.exidegroup.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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