Brazilian sponsor for Matos this weekend
Luczo Dragon Racing/de Ferran Motorsports has added Cemig, one of Brazil’s leading energy companies, as one of its sponsors for the 2010 Sao Paulo Indy 300, it was announced today.
|Cemig on the front wings of Matos' Dallara Honda|
Cemig, headquartered in Minas Gerais, the same home state of driver Raphael Matos, will place its logo on the front wing of the #2 HP Luczo Dragon car. The Sao Paulo Indy 300 will be broadcast to more than 200 countries.
"We are pleased to have the support of Cemig. It is a privilege and a great responsibility to take the name of a great Brazilian brand to an international audience," Gil de Ferran, managing partner and president of Luczo Dragon Racing/de Ferran Motorsports said.
"For Cemig to be part of the Sao Paulo Indy 300 and the IZOD IndyCar Series is a magical moment and a milestone in the history of the company, because we are projecting our brand in a car that will be seen by millions of viewers and fans in Brazil and around the world,” Cemig president Djalma Bastos de Morais said. “This is a great opportunity for a company that was born in Minas Gerais, but now has a defined strategic business plan to break the boundaries of Minas and the borders of Brazil, presenting itself as a new player in the utilities sector."
Matos, who won the Apex Brazil IndyCar Rookie of the Year award in 2009, enters his second season with the Luczo Dragon/de Ferran Motorsports team and is proud to showcase his home state energy provider.
"It's an honor to represent a company from where I grew up in one of the most important international motorsports events," Matos said.
In addition to the Cemig sponsorship, a large contingent from Sotreq and Marcosa, the two biggest Caterpillar dealers in Brazil are providing their support to the Luczo Dragon/de Ferran Motorsports team.