Renault Sport UK have announced a new sponsorship deal, effective immediately, with Swiss watchmaker CERTINA. The deal will see the brand become the new title sponsor of the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship and the Official Timing and Official Watch Partner of the single seater series and the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK.

CERTINA believe the new deal creates a new, powerful bond between precision, timing and motorsport. The long-term deal will see the brand be the title sponsor of the Formula Renault series until 2013.  CERTINA watches will be awarded to the next three Formula Renault 2.0 UK Champions, as well as the 'Qualifier of the Year' from both championships. Also, watches will be awarded to the engineer of the Champion drivers, while every pole position in each Championship will be rewarded with £100.

SRO London and Championship General Manager, Lisa Crampton said: “We see this as the turning point for the Championship where many changes are being put in place to build bigger and stronger futures for our young motorsport talent.

“Both companies share a passion for continual development and innovation through technology and without compromise to achieve outstanding success and results. CERTINA and Renault Sport UK will be a dynamic partnership and we are delighted to be a part of the introduction of the brand into both the UK and junior motorsport.”

Adrian Bosshard, President of CERTINA, added: “For many years Swiss sport watch brand CERTINA has worked very closely with motor sports, especially with its engagement in Formula 1 as Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team. It has always been very important for CERTINA to be linked with motor sport categories that do support young talented drivers.

“CERTINA is pleased to contribute, as Timing Partner of the Formula Renault 2.0 UK and for the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK, to the talent sponsoring in the United Kingdom and to participate at these dynamic and spectacular Championships.”