CITGO RACING'S DAYTONA TEST
tests with Carpentier at
September 26, 2006 Los Angeles, CA.CITGO Racing's Milka Duno, open-wheel
veteran Patrick Carpentier and the CITGO Racing team completed a two-day
test last week at Daytona International Raceway in preparation for
Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Milka and Patrick teamed for the first time at this season's Sonoma
Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA in August - where they earned a strong
place finish. Their #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype reached
territory by advancing as high as 3rd, and remained in the top-five
laps before eventually taking the checkered flag 7th overall.
The team set three goals for the Daytona test. The first priority was
testing setups for the 24-hour classic in 2007. The second priority
determining if both Milka and Patrick could drive similar setups -
third priority was testing aerodynamic devices and to quantify add-on
"We were thrilled with the results of our test. Patrick has gelled
with the team and we are excited about the prospects of running with
for '07. The combination of Milka and Patrick, we believe, has the
potential. This was evident in Patrick running some phenomenal laps
Milka consistently lapping under her personal best - in less than favorable
"Patrick and I did very well at Sonoma and it was great racing with
him - so
it was wonderful to have him with us at the test. The test went really
and it's apparent that we all work very well together as a team - and
effectively. We set some objectives for the test and we realized them.
was very productive."
"It was a great test. I ran the first day and Milka ran most of the
It was good. We seemed to like pretty much the same things on the car.
changed a few things and made some major gains. I really like the way
are going. For me it was a very positive test.
Milka is very impressive under braking - she can brake really late
- so I
think she can be very, very fast. So, for me it is very encouraging.
good to be with the CITGO team for the test. Hopefully we'll finalize
stuff and hopefully we can work together next season - so we will see
happens. It was a good, fun test. I always seem to have a really good
with these guys!"
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
other industrial products.
The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned
subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil
company of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information on CITGO visit
For the third consecutive year, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan,
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
www.pontiac.com. Information in
Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp.
Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car
brand. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications,
information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.
Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and
businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies
in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the
Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/.
Sony Latin America has a
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama,
Puerto Rico and Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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