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ATPI Group acquires specialist motorsport travel agency, FAST

The acquisition comes as the group looks to expand its global sports travel portfolio
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ATPI Group has announced the acquisition of Italian-founded motorsport travel agency, FAST. The strategic move is part of the Group’s wider plans to expand and enhance its presence in the sports travel sector while allowing FAST to strengthen its presence internationally.

Headquartered in Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, FAST organises travel solutions for prominent sporting events such as the World Speed Championship (MotoGP) and the World Superbike Championship, as well as specialising in business travel, television and film production sectors. With a remarkable 32-year accreditation in the MotoGP paddock, FAST has established itself as a key player, pioneering a circuit management and assistance system that is widely emulated across the industry.

ATPI Group’s acquisition of FAST demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of customers within the dynamic world of sports travel. Boasting nearly three decades of experience working alongside high-profile athletes, international sports teams, and organising committees and federations, ATPI Group brings elite sporting travel expertise to major sporting events across the world every year.

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Ian Sinderson, CEO of ATPI Group, said: “We’re delighted to begin our partnership with FAST and continue to develop our growth within the Sports Travel and Events sector. This combination of our two brands is a perfect opportunity, combining FAST’s specialisms in motorsports and ATPI’s global reach and experience with other leading events like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, The Ocean Race and the Rugby World Cup.”

Massimo Bertozzi, CEO of FAST, added: “Today marks a significant milestone for FAST. With ATPI’s high-touch service levels and esteemed global reputation, matched with FAST’s extensive knowledge on the racetrack – the opportunity to expand our international reach opens up once unimaginable possibilities. We look forward to bringing our clients on this journey and establishing a formidable partnership with Ian and the wider team.”

ATPI Group’s Sports Travel division is the leading specialist provider of hospitality programmes, travel and event logistics for the international sports domain. The news comes following ATPI Group’s most profitable year-to-date since its inception, reporting a 35% uplift in sales in H1 of this year.

Comprising of over 100 offices worldwide, the ATPI Group is a global leader in travel management for corporate, marine and energy businesses, sports and corporate event management, united by the aim to truly connect and deliver what really matters to every single customer.

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