A MARKETING company is offering businesses free advertising as their racing season is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Valley Motorsport Promotions (VMP) based in Clitheroe is working to support businesses in East Lancashire as they struggle to fund their advertising campaigns during the pandemic.

VMP was founded in 2018 by Taylor Walsh, managing director of the company.

Mr Walsh promoted a small championship-winning team in Formula Ford and in 2019 the company grew and diversified into a marketing and sports management company, working with junior racing drivers.

Mr Walsh said: “2020 was meant to be our big year we had planned to expand our operation to include yacht racing and other events under the title Project Twenty.”