MILKA DUNO’S NEXT STOP – MAGNY COURS, FRANCE
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA – July 22, 2003 – After a 6th place finish in her last race at the EuroSpeedway in Germany racer Milka Duno is at the famed Magny Cours circuit in France for her 3rd Superfund World Series by Nissan race this weekend - Sunday, July 27, 2003.
Last weekend in Germany Milka earned a 6th place finish in the first race of the day and a 9th place finish in the second race. Milka was within just a few laps of finishing 6th again in the second race, when an engine malfunction put her back to 9th. A unique feature of the Superfund World Series by Nissan is that each race weekend on the schedule has two qualifying sessions on Saturday and two races on Sunday.
“It was my first time racing in Germany and my first exposure to the circuit,” said Milka. “I’m very happy with my finish in the first race and would like to thank my team for their excellent support. I tried really hard to better my position in the second race – but unfortunately, because of engine troubles, it was not to be.”
This year marks the 3rd season for Milka in the World Series Light Division, and she is the only woman competing in the series this year. Last year Team Vergani gave her the opportunity to be the first woman in history to pilot the fastest car in the World Series – the V6. Milka also regularly competes in the world’s premier sportscar series – the American Le Mans Series – where she was the first woman in history to pilot the world’s fastest sportscar – the Le Mans Prototype 900. Milka is a regular competitor as well in the most famous sportscar race in the world – the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
“I have raced at Magny Cours before and I really love the challenge of the circuit,” added Milka. “I hope that we can build upon our success in Germany and we will be working very hard to do just that.”
Milka, Venezuela’s 2000 “Driver of the Year”, has secured the support of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). PDVSA is Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and has proven reserves of 77.9 billion barrels of oil – the most outside the Middle East – and is one of the top exporters of oil to the United States. PDVSA’s exploration and production take place in Venezuela, but the company also has refining and marketing operations in the Caribbean, Europe and the U.S.
Milka is also thankful for the support of CANTV and MRW. CANTV is Venezuela’s largest private company and since 1991 it has experienced a constant transformation into a very competitive company with very high quality levels in the supply of its products and services – voice transmission, data, Internet, cellular telephony and information directories. MRW, based in Spain, and also doing business in Venezuela, was founded in 1977 and is Spain’s leader in the urgent transport sector. MRW employs over 7,500 people in 675 franchises.
Additional information on PDVSA is available at www.pdv.com. You can
visit CANTV at www.cantv.com.ve and MRW at www.mrw.gi. The website for
the World Series by Nissan is available at http://ws.racing-live.com and
Vergani Racing is located at www.verganiracing.com.
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Duno - All Photographs Courtesy of Octavio Estrada