MILKA DUNO HEADS TO LAST RACE OF THE SEASON
Milka to finish 2003 season at Spain's Circuit de Jarama
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - November 26, 2003 - International racer Milka Duno will end her 2003 World Series Championship with the pair of season-ending races at Spain 's Circuit de Jarama this weekend November 28, 29 and 30.
The last stop at the legendary Spanish circuit will bring an end to an exciting championship season that had Milka competing at many of Europe's most prestigious racing circuits - Monza, the EuroSpeedway, Magny Cours, the A1 Ring and the last 4 events of the season all in Spain - Barcelona, Albacete, Valencia and Jarama.
Milka will start at Jarama having finished in the points in over half of the races held so far and 16 points ahead of her nearest competitor.
"It has been a very exciting season for me," said Milka, "but I am very sad that this will be last race of the year. We have worked so very hard, and have overcome many challenges. I have a good feeling that everything we have worked on all season will come together for this final event. I am going to do my absolute best to achieve a good result at Jarama."
The Jarama circuit, built in 1947, and updated many times over the years, features 12 turns spread out over a total length of 3.850km. The circuit is 30km north of Madrid and has featured many auto and motorcycle racing events - including Formula One.
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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