MILKA DUNO TO TEST AT HOMESTEAD FOR 2007 ROLEX 24
Hometown Test for Duno, Carpentier is Teammate for Test and Race
December 4, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno will test at her "hometown
track" in Miami with teammate Patrick Carpentier in preparation for
first race of the 2007 Rolex Sports Car Series season - the Rolex 24
Daytona in January, 2007. The two day test will be this Tuesday and
Wednesday, December 5 & 6 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
This will be the second of three test sessions for Duno and Carpentier
the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype for their challenge at
24-hour classic at Daytona International Speedway. The duo tested in
November at Daytona and will test there again in January - three weeks
before the legendary race.
During the two day test on the 2.3-mile road course at Homestead, the
practice sessions will include both the Daytona Prototype and the Grand
Touring classes on the track at the same time. There will be a maximum
six hours available for practice on each day.
"I've been excited about this test session for some time now - as I
back in the car and with the team and Patrick - and also because this
hometown track! We had a good test last month at Daytona and we'll
that with this test. This is a very sharp team and they're very skilled
building on everything we learn in each test. The car will have improvements
from what we learned at our last session and it will be great to get
"I'm looking forward to test again - I always love to drive the prototype
and am very happy to get back into it. We're going to try a few things
the car - try to work on the rear as we have some improvements to make
there. Our last test was very good, but we always gotta keep working...so
look forward to that."
Milka Duno - Outside The Track
Milka was invited to co-host a television special on the prestigious
Angeles Auto Show. The 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, now celebrating
year, is considered by many to be the premiere auto show in the United
States. This year alone, manufacturers debuted at the Los Angeles Auto
an incredible 23 new cars to the world market and 13 to the North American
The special was created and produced by two leading Spanish-language
television and cable networks - Univision Los Angeles and Telefutura
Angeles. The show was taped at the Los Angeles Auto Show last Wednesday,
November 29 and aired last Saturday at 7am PST on Telefutura Los Angeles
at 10am PST on Univision Los Angeles.
Last Friday, Milka also co-hosted with Carlos Calderon the very popular
"Acceso Maximo" on Spanish-language cable television network Galavision.
show, which features interviews, hits and videos from today's most
musical artists airs live from Miami at 9pm EST.
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 at
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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