Groupama Team France tune up with Norauto

Automotive repair firm to sponsor France's America's Cup effort.

Norauto, a French company which provides car parts, accessories and repairs, has partnered with Groupama Team France for their next two America's Cup campaigns.

The deal will see the automotive firm contribute €1.5 million a year to the sailing team for the next five years, which will include the remainder of their efforts for the 35th America's Cup in 2017 and their build-up to the as-yet unannounced 36th edition of the race for the Auld Mug.

Groupama Team France currently sit bottom of the standings in the ongoing Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, having amassed 82 points from three events. The team will return to action in the World Series in Oman this coming weekend.