When someone sponsor's you with discounts....product....ect... what do you do in return for them?
This is exactly how it should be. I try to talk to the people that help me out once every two weeks. I tell them how the last race went, when the next race is and ask them what I can do to help further their company. Additionally, I try to inform people at the races and elsewhere about their products and why I use them. I feel very fortunate to have what I do and I try to show that everywhere I go. Having and developing "people skills" helps too! I also try to get my sponsors out to the races as much as I can and also try to practice and ride with them so they not only have a better understanding of the type of riding (for r&d purposes) but to help further the sport too. But, ultimately, the biggest thing for their investment is a return in sales and when I talk about their products I talk about it in a very utilitarian way. "I love xxx product because it works. Let me show you how it works and why I use it..." etc.With that said...... I have 3 riders.....2 Canadian Supermoto riders Adam Jambouri & Emmerson Connor & Freestyle rider Paul Smith who send at least monthly reports with where they have been and what happened.