Shark's Cueto races to victory at UKFast Grand Prix
Article date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 14:26 GMT
Sale Sharks and England winger Mark Cueto showed winning form this week at Donington Park as he beat off stiff competition to win the UKFast Grand Prix 2009.
The race day, which pits business owners from across the country against professional sportsmen, gave Cueto his first trophy of the new season and signalled his intent to bring home more silverware this year.
Cueto was cheered along in the final by team mates Dean Schofield and Charlie Hodgson and Shark's Director of Rugby Kingsley Jones. He also had support from the UKFast Track girls who presented the trophy at the end of the day. (See picture)
Managing director Lawrence Jones says the UKFast Grand Prix is designed to bring together two competitive worlds. "Business needs to be fun and there is no better way to achieve this than creating a healthy sporting mentality within your team. Pitting business people alongside sportsmen, whose success relies on passion and commitment, makes for a truly valuable and enjoyable experience - not to mention a fast and thrilling one! It is incredible to see the similarity between successful sports people and business people."
Whilst Cueto has made his name in Rugby Union at club and international level (with 31 Caps for England), his talents could have led him in a number of sporting directions. As a teenager, he had trials for a number of top football teams before choosing Sale Sharks as his home.
UKFast is the main sponsor of Sale Sharks Premiership Rugby Club and the UK's fastest growing internet hosting provider. Customers include UKTV, Printing.com and BP.
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