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Champion Racing's Audi R8 Team Proudly Recognizes 2004 Sponsors


18 Feb 2004 - Team ADT Champion Racing, representing Audi Sport North America, is pleased to announce the 2004 title and associate sponsors for the # 38, Audi R8 which will contest the full season in the American Le Mans Series starting with the 52nd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.  Champion Racing will also contest the 72nd running of the 24 Hours of LeMans seeking to achieve the first American team victory in 38 years. 


ADT Security Services, Inc., in its third season with Champion Racing, recently announced it will continue as title sponsor of the #38, prototype LMP1 car through 2007.  Returning as associate sponsors for Champion Racing are Canon and long time supporter Michelin.  Infineon Technologies and Lam Research enter their first season as additional associate sponsors with Champion Racing. 

“It is extremely rewarding for everyone at ADT to watch as the ADT Champion Racing team continues to set records and establish itself as a dominant force on the ALMS circuit,” said Mike Snyder, president of ADT.   “This relationship provides ADT with a unique platform to build its brand and to reach targeted, new audiences.  It’s been a win-win situation all around and we couldn’t be happier with the ADT Team’s remarkable success.”

Celebrating its 129th anniversary, ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest single provider of electronic security services to six million commercial, government and residential customers throughout the United States.  ADT’s total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance and integrated systems.  For more information on ADT, visit www.adt.com


Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked #39 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands."  Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2003.  Canon Inc. achieved global revenues of $29.9 billion in 2003; $9.8 billion of which came from Canon Americas. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.


Infineon Technologies is the world's 6th largest semiconductor manufacturer and leads the way in creating semiconductor and system solutions enabling the digital technology for 21st century lifestyles.  From automotive and industrial electronics to wired and wireless communications, computer memories and secure mobile solutions, Infineon never stops thinking about new ways to use advanced technology to empower your world.  Based in Munich, Germany, Infineon is a worldwide enterprise conducting its regional activities in San Jose, USA, Tokyo, Japan, Singapore and Shanghai, China.  For more information on Infineon Technologies, please visit www.infineon.com.


Lam Research Corporation is a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment to the worldwide semiconductor industry.  The company was founded in 1980 and its products include etch systems and chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) with integrated post-CMP clean systems, which perform critical processes for manufacturing today’s most advanced chips.  Lam maintains customer support centers throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe to meet the complex and changing needs of its global customer base.  For more information on Lam Research, please visit www.lamresearch.com


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.  Michelin 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 (www.michelinman.com) employs 24,640 and operates 22 plants in 18 locations.

Founded in 1994 by Dave Maraj, Champion Racing (Pompano Beach, FL) has become one of the most successful teams in sports car racing.  Supported by Audi Sport North America, Champion Racing will seek to earn their first Championship title in the American Le Mans Series.  "Audi of America is looking forward to the 2004 ALMS season.  It should be very competitive.  We are proud to have Champion Racing competing with the Audi R8 and going for Audi’s 5th consecutive Manufacturer and Driver Championship," says Rod Bymaster, Motorsport Manager for Audi.    

The 52nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will get the green flag at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, and will be televised live from flag-to-flag by the Speed Channel. The American Le Mans Series Radio Web will have live coverage online at www.americanlemans.com.

For more information on Audi’s motorsport program, please visit www.audiusa.com


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