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: Mazda increasing involvement

03-11-2007, 12:08 PM
Parent company Ford may have backed out of its previous sponsorship commitments with the Champ Car World Series but the firm is still supporting the championship through its Mazda brand, which has been named as the official vehicle of the series in 2007.
In addition to its support of the Champ Car Atlantic Series and Star Mazda championship, the Japanese arm of the Ford Motor Company will use its vehicles as part of the Champ Car Pace Car Programme, and will have its trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles featured as part of the world-renowned Holmatro Safety Team, Champ Car's fast-response safety squad. (
“This is a natural extension to our existing involvement with Champ Car as we enter our second season as the engine supplier for the Cooper Tyres Atlantic Series,” said Robert Davis, Senior Vice President, Product Development and Quality for Mazda North American Operations, and the man responsible for Mazda's North American motorsports programmes through its Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development arm. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with the Champ Car team, and this is a great way for us to support one of the best open-wheel racing series in the world.”