Team ADT Champion
Racing, reigning LMP1 American Le Mans Series Champion, is pleased to
announce the 2005 title and associate sponsors for the #1 and #2 Audi R8
LMP1 cars entered in all 10 races in the premier North American sports car
series, the American Le Mans Series. Champion Racing will also enter the
same two cars at the 73rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
ADT Security Services, Inc., in its fourth season with Champion Racing,
will continue as title sponsor on both cars. Returning as associate
sponsors for Champion Racing are Audi Sport North America, Ansul and long
time supporter Michelin. Jyske Bank and S line, a product of quattro GmbH,
enter their first season as additional associate sponsors. Audi Sport UK,
a division of the British Audi importer, offers their support for two
races, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“The ADT Champion Racing team experienced a record breaking year in 2004
thanks to its commitment to technology and emphasis on teamwork, two
endeavors also very important to ADT. ADT’s association with Champion
Racing has been tremendous, and the diverse fan base of the American Le
Mans Series has helped ADT reach out to new and existing audiences all
over the world,” said Mike Snyder, President of ADT. “ADT is very proud to
be a part of this team’s success and to be such a driving force in such a
popular and rapidly growing sport.”
Celebrating its 130th anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a business
unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest provider of electronic
security services to nearly six million commercial, government and
residential customers throughout North America. ADT’s total security
solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television,
access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article
surveillance, RFID and integrated systems. ADT’s web site address is
Ansul is the premium fire suppression product range, which is part of Tyco
Fire & Security’s Fire Suppression business unit. The full line of ANSUL
special hazard fire protection products includes fire extinguishers and
hand line units; pre-engineered restaurant, vehicle, and industrial
systems; sophisticated fire detection/suppression systems and a complete
line of dry chemical, foam, and gaseous extinguishing agents. ANSUL
products are developed and tested at the ANSUL Fire Technology Center, one
of the most extensive fire research and testing facilities in the world.
ANSUL products meet the demanding challenge of industry and commerce,
including high hazard/ high risk markets such as aviation, mining,
chemical and petro-chemical, utility and metal manufacturing/processing
industries. Ansul’s web site address is www.ansul.com.
Jyske Bank is the second largest independent bank in Denmark with offices
located in several European capitals including London, Hamburg and Zurich.
The bank is publicly listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. The shares
are spread to over 231,000 individuals, mainly customers.
Jyske Bank operates on a value-based frame that gives Branches and
employees the possibility to operate autonomously within known policies
and goals to provide the highest level of personal service and financial
advice. Their well-practiced communication skills and taking a genuine
interest in their customers, is part of the Bank’s customer commitment.
The Bank is focused on providing excellence in investment services to
private individual and institutions.
Jyske Markets, one of the banks business areas, has teamed up with Audi
for this year’s assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours and the American Le Mans
Series. Jyske Markets and Jyske Bank have had a successful partnership
with Tom Kristensen since January 2004, which has reinforced Jyske
Markets’ commitment to extend their participation within motorsports in
2005. For more information, please visit
S line sport packages, a product of quattro GmbH, is used for special
edition production Audi vehicles. quattro GmbH has been representing a
very special flavour of lifestyle to complement cars that sport the
four-ring badge since October 1983. The fully-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG
offers friends and followers of the Audi brand an extensive range of
high-tech products, customization options and lifestyle articles. It adds
a note of sports appeal, individuality and exclusivity to the technically
advanced products for which Audi is renowned. quattro GmbH supports Audi
through its sporty and individual products. Its aim is to satisfy
exceptionally challenging requirements to an exceptionally high degree.
Michelin designs and produces some of the best tires for the top racing
series around the world. And like the best drivers in the world,
validation comes from Michelin tires crossing the line first. On the
street or on the racetrack, Michelin strives to be the best and provide
quality performance tires for every car fitted with Michelin rubber. The
world's largest tire maker, Michelin (www.michelinman.com) manufactures
and sells tires for every type of vehicle including airplanes,
automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks,
motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel
guides, maps and atlases covering Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs 23,000
and operates 21 plants in 17 locations.
Audi Sport UK is the motorsport division of Audi UK, the British importer
of AUDI AG. Involved in rallying in the 1980s with the pioneering Audi
quattro, Audi Sport UK won the 1996 British Touring Car Championship and
has been represented in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1999, 2003 and 2004 having
scored its maiden international race win in last year's Sebring 12 Hours
as well as capturing the inaugural Le Mans Endurance Series title. “Audi
UK has always had a good business relationship with Audi of America, Inc.,
so I’m delighted that we can join forces with them and Champion Racing,”
confirmed David Ingram, Audi Sport UK's Motorsport Manager.
Audi Sport North America, the motorsports division of Audi of America, was
created in 1999 to facilitate Audi's involvement in motorsports in the
United States and Canada. Since 2000, Audi Sport North America has won
five Manufacturer and five Driver’s Championships in the American Le Mans
Series (2000-2004). In the SPEED World Challenge GT Series, Audi Sport
North America won three Manufacturer Championships (2001, 2003, 2004) and
three Driver’s Championships (2001, 2002, 2003). " Audi of America is
looking forward to having Champion Racing competing with two Audi R8 cars
in 2005, this being the final year of a long and successful career for the
R8,” commented Rod Bymaster, Manager, Audi Sport North America. “The R8
started its career at Sebring with a win, so we are hoping its last race
will be as successful. It would also be great if Champion Racing could get
their first win at Sebring since this is their home track. It would be a
great way to start their defense of the Manufacturer and Driver’s
Championship from 2004." www.audiusa.com
Champion Racing, founded in 1994 by Dave Maraj, is one of the entities of
the Champion Group which includes Audi and Porsche dealerships as well as
Champion Motorsports, an aftermarket parts and accessories company. In its
short history, Champion Racing has become one of the top privateer teams
in the world. With numerous podium finishes, Manufacturer and Driver’s
championships, and the goal to race "the best of the best", Champion
Racing has gained worldwide recognition. The cars, crews and drivers
command well deserved respect in the competitive field where only the best
survive. Champion Racing employs 40 people at its 16,000 square foot
facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. Please visit
for more information.
Team ADT Champion Racing will compete in North America’s most prestigious
and longest running sports car race, the 53rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours
of Sebring March 16-19 in Sebring, Florida. This inaugural American Le
Mans Series race continues to attract the finest and most competitive
sports car teams from around the world, 2nd only to the renowned 24 Hours
of Le Mans race in Le Sarthe, France.
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