MILKA DUNO SET FOR SECOND OF FOUR EVENTS IN SPAIN
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - October 14, 2003 - International racer Milka Duno is looking forward to the 6 th event in the 2003 Superfund World Series Light Division Championship at Spain 's Circuit de Valencia this weekend - October 17-20, 2003 .
The Valencia event will be the 2 nd of 4 visits to Spain for Europe 's fastest rising and very popular open wheel series.
"The corners at the Circuit de Valencia are very tight and challenging," said Milka. "At this circuit in particular our set-up will be crucial for a good result. Also, to be competitive I will need a lot of downforce. It is a very interesting track to compete on and I will be working very hard with my crew to prepare the car. It's been a tough season for us so far but I believe that together with the hard work by the Vergani crew we have solved many of the issues we've had up to this point. We're all looking forward to achieving a good result at Valencia ."
Milka is honored to have the support of one of Spain 's leading companies - MRW - and will proudly carry their logo and colors on her uniform and race car. 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.
This year marks the 3 rd 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 .
Milka , Venezuela 's 2000 "Driver of the Year", has also secured the support of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) CANTV and IND. 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. 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. IND is Venezuela 's Instituto Nacional de Deportes - the national office dealing with the support of Venezuelan Athletes.
Additional information on MRW is available at www.mrw.gi . You can visit CANTV at www.cantv.com.ve and PDV at www.pdvsa.com . 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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