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Vauxhall Commercial vehicles unveils two concept vans to celebrate BSB partnership

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Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has unveiled two new concept vans, its first in more than a decade, that have been specially-designed to celebrate its vehicle partnership for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB).

Debuting at the first BSB race of the season this weekend at Donington Park (March 31 to April 1), the Vivaro Race Van Concept and the Movano Race Van Concept will be on display at all UK BSB race meetings throughout the season.

Based on the best-selling Vivaro panel van, the Vivaro Race Van Concept was designed in consultation with industry experts including Sortimo.

During the working week this Vivaro is completely functional as a mobile workshop supporting any number of trade professionals, however, on a non-working day it can be easily-transformed into a race day van to support track-day or even off-road motorcycling.

Along the driver side the layout features a combination of fixed racking and removable lightweight mobile workstations. The passenger side has folding shelves to store additional kit.

The space adjacent to the motorbike is maximised to help easier access in and out, and there is also space allocated for paddock stands, fuel, spare tyres, racing kit and a ramp.

There are also a number of built-in comfort features including a fold-down bench seat on the bulkhead, microwave, refrigerator and a 32-inch television.

Based on the Movano L2H2 panel, the Movano Race Van Concept was also designed in consultation with industry experts including Sortimo, with the purpose of providing support and transport for the smaller and more budget-conscious motorcycle racing teams.

Unlike the Vivaro Concept, the cargo layout on the Movano is intended to be permanent.

Along the driver’s side the layout features a combination of a workbench and fixed racking. The toolboxes in the workbench can be removed. The opposite passenger side has folding shelves to store additional kit.

There is also space allocated for paddock stands, fuel, spare tyres, racing kit and a ramp.

The Movano Race Concept also features a sided awning to enable an all-weather enclosed work space adjacent to the van.

A number of built-in comfort features include a fold-down bench seat on the bulkhead, microwave, refrigerator, wash basin and a 40-inch television.

Steve Bryant, Vauxhall’s head of commercial vehicle brand, said: “These two concept vehicles are the perfect way to celebrate our commercial vehicle partnership with BSB.

“We can’t wait to take them up and down the country to all UK BSB events this season and gauge customer reaction to these versatile and stunning-looking vehicles."


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