BMW and MINI dealership, Blue Bell Crewe have presented Olympic qualifier Francesca Halsall with a much coveted BMW Z4.
This is a timely celebration for Cheshire born Fran following her recent qualification for the Women’s 50m Olympic Freestyle event, after completing the 100m Freestyle in a highly impressive 53.57 seconds at the British Swimming Championships in March.
Fran will compete in the 50m and 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She will also be part of the freestyle and medley relay team.
Barry Holt, Dealer Principal, comments: “The cutting edge BMW Z4 forms part of Francesca’s sponsorship deal to assist her in meeting transportation needs for training, competitions and events. We are delighted for Francesca, she has trained extremely hard and is now in great shape to go for Gold at the Olympics!”
This is the third car that the dealership has presented Fran with, following her taking delivery of a new MINI Cooper S Convertible on her 21st birthday last year.
The announcement follows the appointment in 2009 of BMW Group as the Official Automotive Partner of the 2012 Games. As well as supplying over 4,000 fuel-efficient vehicles throughout the Games, BMW is also actively supporting British athletes, such as Ellie Simmonds and Louis Smith, via the BMW London 2012 Performance Team. Meanwhile, in line with the Performance Team initiative, BMW dealers, such as Blue Bell Crewe are working with local athletes, supporting their endeavours to qualify for Team GB or ParalympicsGB.