Dodge will provide a fleet of six vehicles for use on and off the race circuit at each round of the FIA GT and FIA GT3 Championships during the coming season, which starts on May 6 and 7 with the ‘Silverstone Supercar Showdown’ in England.
The Dodge fleet will consist of an ‘Official Safety Car,’ an ‘Official Pace Car,’ one ‘Official Medical Car’ and three additional Dodge vehicles that will serve as VIP and media shuttles during the series.
As well as providing this fleet of ‘official vehicles,’ Dodge cars will also feature prominently in the track action, as nine of the 78 entries contesting the new-for-2006 FIA GT3 European Championship are Dodge Viper Competition Coupes run by French and Italian race teams
“The Dodge brand has an historic affinity with motorsports and a series like this complements many of the attributes of the brand, such as bold design, capability and affordable power,” said Stéphane Labous, Director–International Marketing and Communications, Chrysler Group. “So, this is a natural tie-in for the Dodge brand and we are delighted to be appointed as official cars supplier to this exciting racing series.”
Commenting on the agreement, Stephane Ratel, Chairman of SRO, the race series promoter, said: “I’m thrilled that SRO and Dodge have entered into this agreement to supply the official cars for the 2006 season of the FIA GT and FIA GT3 European Championships.”
Following the opening race weekend at Silverstone on May 6 and 7, the FIA GT 10-race series will visit seven countries during the season, including: Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania and the United Arab Emirates. The FIA GT3 European Championship will support FIA GT in the following four countries: Germany, Belgium, France (Dijon) and Italy (Mugello).
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